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    Betty Callaway RIP

    Just saw this posted on UK Skating Forums - news of the death of Betty Callaway, best known as the coach of Torvill & Dean. She was 83.

    Not sure if this counts as an official announcement. Hope it's okay to llink to another forum (admins please remove if not):
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    RIP Betty. Condolences with her family and friends. I loved her regal, old skool English ways.

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    RIP Betty. Thanks for all you did for skating.
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    This is very sad. She was an excellent coach, not just to T&D but to the other teams she worked with as well. From what I know of her working style, she really respected her skaters' judgement and opinions, and collaborated with them on building what they wanted to build. Rather than like some coaches we all know, where it's "this is my style and you do it or else, even if it looks like cr*p on you".
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    Very sad news indeed. I had no idea she was that old
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    She was one of the greats. Not only T/D but also the great Hungarian dance team & World Champs, Regoczy/Sallay, and the German European champs, the Bucks. RIP.
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    RIP, indeed..

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    What an amazing coach.
    She leaves a legacy of unparalleled greatness.
    RIP, Betty; and thank you!

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    I'm very sorry to hear this news. RIP Betty and thank you for everything you have give to skating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frau Muller View Post
    She was one of the greats. Not only T/D but also the great Hungarian dance team & World Champs, Regoczy/Sallay, and the German European champs, the Bucks. RIP.
    I hadn't realized she coached Regoczy/Sallay. They were one of my favorite teams back in the day. Drobiazko/Vanagas worked with a coach named Roy Calloway during their eligible days. Was he any relation to Betty Calloway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    I hadn't realized she coached Regoczy/Sallay. They were one of my favorite teams back in the day. Drobiazko/Vanagas worked with a coach named Roy Calloway during their eligible days. Was he any relation to Betty Calloway?
    Roy was Betty's first husband.

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    RIP Betty

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    RIP Betty Calloway
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    RIP Betty Calloway, skating fans owe you a great deal.

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    RIP Betty.

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    Very sad news. RIP Betty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nylynnr View Post
    Roy was Betty's first husband.
    Roy and Betty actually got back together some years ago I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nylynnr View Post
    Roy was Betty's first husband.
    And her 'third'
    They remarried after Betty lost her second husband.
    Roy is still alive (and kicking), age 93 (!)

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    Here's a link to Betty Callaway's Obituary from the Guardian ... (on the NISA website)

    http://www.iceskating.org.uk/node/4886

    Lots of interesting background information.

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    RIP Betty Calloway

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