Olympic Skater Rochette’s mother dies in Vancouver

Feb 25, 2010 Update: Joannie Rochette’s world inspiring courage & strength. Congrats Joannie in winning bronze.

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CBC News “Skater Rochette’s mother dies in Vancouver“,

Joannie Rochette’s Winter Olympic hopes have taken a tragic turn.

Therese Rochette, 55, mother of the Canadian figure skater, died early Sunday at Vancouver General Hospital, two days before her daughter is to take the ice in the women’s singles competition.

I am deeply sorry for Jo’s lost and will support her in whatever she decides to do with respect to the upcoming competitions.

3 Responses to Olympic Skater Rochette’s mother dies in Vancouver

  1. Maxine says:

    My concolences for Ms. Rochette. I hope she can cope with the grieve in the competition.

  2. […] Joannie has won hearts of Canadians (and the world) days ago when we heard of the tragedy of the passing of her mom […]

  3. kempton says:

    I am so saddened for Joannie and her father’s sudden lost. What a great performance from Joannie tonight. She made us proud.

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