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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrufflet View Post
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    I actually got a response from the Toronto Star. I was told that she got 2/3 of a page in the later edition (I missed it) and that the sports dept. felt that she was an exemplary Canadian. I feel better knowing that she was acknowledged.

    I'm surprised at how much her passing has affected me. The U.S. has had so many female Olympic gold medalists but Canada has had only one and that was Barbara Ann! She really meant so much to Canadian figure skating fans. All of the little girls of the time had Barbara Ann dolls or caps or skating costumes and we all pretended to be her on the ice. So I'm still sad.

    I see that the funeral will be held in Florida. I hope that somehow the response here can be passed on to her family members.

    That is great that the Toronto Star responded to you, and I'm glad she got a proper tribute in the newspaper as well.

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    Wow, athletes today never get that kind of parade.
    In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.

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    Her success was a reason for celebration after the privations and struggle of World War II.
    It was an important "spirit-lifter" for the entire country.

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    Dick spoke the truth.

    I mourn for him.
    It must be difficult to realize that you are one of the last living trailblazers of skating.

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    Highlights from my 2010 interview with Barbara Ann Scott have now been transcribed. It's a great overview of her career and life, in her words/voice.
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