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    Joanie Rochette's Mom Dies =(

    I just saw this on Twitter:

    fsonline RT @WhitesideUSAT: Tragic news: Joannie Rochette's mother dies suddenly of heart attack, according to CBC. #skating

    How sad for her.

    Official link: http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/figureska...e.html?ref=rss (thanks Nadine)
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    Tragedy strikes Rochette; Mom has passed away

    http://www.ctvolympics.ca/figure-ska...sid=48407.html

    OMG! Poor Joannie . . . I am speechless!
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    This is so sudden and sad

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    I am shaking and my heart is beating so fast . . . oh my God, I cannot believe this is happening!

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    That's so terrible and sad. I don't know how she's going to even be able to focus, but maybe she can use this to celebrate her mother's life. Sorry for her mom's death though.

    We shall see.

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    I got worried when i saw the title of the thread, now this is the worse thing for her. Iam so sorry for her.

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    Terrible news for Joannie. Among the top Canadian skaters, she seems to be the most down-to-earth.

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    Ahh! Poor Joannie! I feel so bad for her!

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    I just ran down to the computer to post when I heard. Poor Joannie. She's worked so hard for this & to lose her mom so suddenly and at such a young age......My heart just breaks for her.

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    Poor Joannie. Her world must be upside down. How will she ever find the strength to concentrate and do what she's worked so hard for so many years to do. I just feel sick for her.

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    This is so sad. She is brave to try to continue. I wish her all the best in whatever she decides to do in the end.

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    Oh, no. This is just awful.

    I wish Joannie all the best and I hope that if she does indeed compete, she will give two performances to be proud of, regardless of the result. What a terrible thing to cope with during what should have been a wonderful time in her life.

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    Oh my God! She was only 55 too. This is heartbreaking!

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    News Shocking News For Joannie....

    My heart goes out to Joannie Rochette this morning as we all learned the news that her mother passed away early this morning in Vancouver. Joannie plans to continue and skate for her mother's memory this week. It's going to be a tough call for Joannie. No matter, we all love her and support her what ever the outcome.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/Mother+C...085/story.html

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    News Breaking news: Joannie Rochett's mother has passed away

    Just announced on CBC that Joannie's mother has died at 55 years old. Joannie's family were in Vancouver when the death occurred. Joannie may still skate on Tuesday. Further details to be announced.
    Last edited by millie; 02-21-2010 at 03:02 PM.

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