A true Ballerina on the Ice.
I would like to offer my sympathy to the family and friends of Barbara Ann Scott. A friend came across her obituary and forwarded it to me as she remembered the story of how I got my name. I never met Barbara, but I was named after her. My father was from Watertown, NY and he admired her skating, though he told me he never spoken to her. I'm not sure he ever told my mother why he wanted to name me Barbara Scott, but it worked out well as my mother's maiden name was also Scott, though no relation to Barbara. I read about Barbara in a book about skaters once and was pleased to see a photo of the lady I was named for. Barbara never knew she had touched a young man from Watertown in such a way that he would name his daughter after her. I hope she would have been pleased. I am proud to have her name.
You have my deepest sympathy. May good memories provide solace for your family during this challenging time; and may God provide you with the assurance that you will see your loved one again in paradise. John 17:3
My our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness comfort your hearts and make you firm in every good deed and word.
I was so proud of Barbara as I watched and photographed her when she was paraded through the streets of Ottawa after one of her skating titles. I have one of her passing the National War Memorial and I've kept a copy of her Life Magazine cover picture.
Barbara, Our family feels a true loss. We grieve with your amazing husband. Makenzie is going to miss seeing you at church every week with her grandmother. You and your husband always dressed your very best and looking like a King and Queen. You will be missed so very much. You were so very famous but treated every person as if they were a close friend. You never acted as if you were above anyone else. You loved God and your husband so much. I know he misses you terribly as my family does. I feel honored just to have met you and I thank you for being so kind to my daughter. She loved seeing your gold medal, your outfits & the Barbara Ann Doll the most. We're still trying to find her a doll but they're hard to come by. We miss you Mrs. Barbara Ann.
Love, Mary Kay, Amanda & Makenzie
At the end of each life is a legacy of love and accomplishments. My condolences to the Family and Friends. Alabama
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I grew up in the 50's and Barbara Ann Scott was my inspiration. I always tried to emulate her in my skating. She made me proud to be a Canadian. Linda Liss, Roswell, Georgia USA
Saddened to learn of Barbara Ann's death. Spoke with her recently at the opening of her Gallery in Ottawa. She was a role model for many, a wonderful athlete and a great Canadian. She made us all proud. Thank you for such a legacy. May you enjoy skating forever on a heavenly pond. Sincere sympathy, Tommy.
Patricia Lawson, Stittsville, Ontario
I've known of your great accomplishments since I grew up in your era. You will always be very special, with a special place in my heart.God bless you.
I remember being in awe of her when I was a little girl in the 40's . . . she was great!
A Canadian who instilled national pride and respect in all that she did. A lady in every sense of that word. Barbara Ann - you will be missed greatly. Thank you for your being such a positive part of our Canadian history! Our sympathy Tom.
I'm sorry for your loss. Please allow God to be your refuge and your strength during this difficult time. (Psalms 91:2)
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
My dearest Tom I am so sorry for your loss Barbara was a great lady, may she rest in peace in God's arms.
So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. He will be dearly missed. Romans 15:33
GOD FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT'S ALL THERE IS.LEAN HEAVLY ON THE ONE THAT IS OPENING HIS HAND AND SATISFYING THE DESIRE OF EVERY LIVING THING.PSALM 145:16,I 'M SINCERELY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
Tommmy - take care- thinking of you - remember your wedding day - love
Frances Miller (nee Hall)
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
What a wonderful spirit and person
Such a beautiful soul! I still have a doll from the 1950's when she skated in ice shows in Indianapolis, IN,USA.Sympathy to all who loved her.
Just entering my teens Barbara Ann inspired me to take up figure skating at the Toronto Skating Club following a paralytic illness from which I fully recovered and competed in Junior Nationals
My deepest sympathies to Tommy and all those who loved her.
Our family would like to convey our condolences to the family of Ms. Scott. Our mother (the late) Marilee Martha Vaillant (nee McNeill) was a club professional in the late 50's in Port Arthur, ON and spoke of Ms. Scott often. I am not sure of they ever met, however our mothers love for figure skating is instilled in all members of our family. Thank you for her inspiration
Remembering a life well lived and a heart well loved. You will be missed. Our prayers are with you, Tom.
A very classy lady.
George Mallow, West Carrollton, Ohio
I remember seeing her skate and every day I went to the rink I kept the vision of her grace and beauty in mind.
Barbara will never be forgotten. Her legacy lies in what she has made possible for those who followed her. My heartfelt condolences to her family.
Tommy sorry to hear the news this morning of your loss. You and Barb hold a special place in my heart. I have so appreciated being remembered each year by you both. You are in my thoughts at this time.Placing "Serenade for Gracie"..knowing how much you loved each other.
My Mom was a native of Peterborough, Ontario and was also a great admirer of Barbara Ann Scott.I was born the year she won the gold medal and was named after her.What a classy champion she was!
Barbara,you were also a beautiful horse back rider.Condolences Suzanne Herbes
To the family of Barbara Ann Scott: My deepest condolences on her passing as she was my idol growing up. I just adored watching her skate and have thought of her often through the years. She will be missed so very much by all who knew and loved her. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I grew up in Western Canada in the late 1940's, 1950's and had a Barbara Ann Scott doll. All of the girls then wanted to be just like her. She was a role model and God has a special angel
I am so very sorry to hear of Barbara Ann's passing. I shed tears as I have been trying to find a way to connect with her since my mother's illness last fall. Barbara is a cousin to us through my maternal(late)grandfather's family and I so desperately wanted to unite and meet with her. My own daughter, ChloeAnne is a dancer and she looked up to her distant cousin Barbara with hope of someday meeting her. Our family is very sad to hear of this news. Barbara will always be remembered as a "sweetheart" in our hearts. Blessings, Victoria
Dear Tommy, This is a sad day for all of your friends. Thank you for the love & advice you both gave me. I treasure knowing the both of you.
Barb was a special Lady.
God Bless you. Gods' peace be with you
Love Marcia F. Orange Park, FL
At the end of each life is a legacy of love and memories. May Barbara's memory continue to live on in your hearts. And continue to rely on God Almighty for strength and comfort Psalm 46:1
I saw you as a little girl graceful then andstill rest in peace
I am sorry to hear of the passing of a legend. My prayers are with her family both now, and forever.
I'm so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. When I was a young girl in Toronto she was my Hero. I'm 68 now and still have my Barbara Ann doll. This is a vey sad day for me.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Dear Tommy, It was with great sadness that I heard of Barbara's passing. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. It was a privilege to know you both and call you friends. Love, Janet
I remember reading about her in the 1948 Olympics, along with American ski star, Gretchen Fraser.
She was the very best as a champion and gave much to the world with her beauty, grace, charm, sportsmanship, and pride. Condolences to her family and friends and may The Good Lord comfort them !!
It is always sad to lose our athletes but she will be well remembered for having the fortitude to accomplish what she did for the ones who came behind her.
My condolences to the family of Barbara Ann Scott. Ms. Scott live a long prosperous and happy live. She is in a peaceful sleep waiting for her name to be call and she will wake up answer and come out. (John.11:43,44)
I have very fond memories of Barbara when I was showing horses. She attended several of our local horse shows and I remember how elegant she looked riding. She was such a nice down to earth person. May peace be wtih her.