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    I just heard about it on NBC. My heart goes out to Joannie at this difficult time. Losing a parent at any time is a very difficult thing, but before some of the biggest days of your life has got to make it extra tough to deal with. She must be quite strong to go on and skate. I don't think I could do it.

    Didn't Joannie have a close friend die just before 2006 Worlds as well? She was a medal hope there, too. I feel bad for her that these tragedies keep occurring, especially during major moments of her career.

    I wish Joannie and her familly much comfort in dealing with their grief.

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    She did have a young friend who died in a car accident right before an event a few years ago. Too sad for them.

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    I hope she can find the strength to get through the short & long programs. Brings back memories of other skaters losses at competition. Isabelle Brasseur's father, Dan Jansen's sister, was it Nicole Bobek whose coach died at a competition? And yes, Angela's mother. My prayers go out to Joannie. May she have 2 perfect skates.

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    Oh my God...Poor Joannie.

    My heart is going out to her and the family. :(

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    The cbc article said her mother died of a heart attack. :(

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    I love Joannie. What a loss.

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    My sympathy for Joannie's terrible loss. What a tragic event to happen just before she skates for Olympic glory. Be strong, Joannie.

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    :( Be strong, Joannie. I am just so upset but I hope your years of hard training and work will not have been for nothing. May you have two perfect skates and a podium finish for yourself, your mother and for Canada.

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    I saw Nastia sending her prayers to Joannie and I was like "WHAT HAPPENED!!" OMG. I can't believe this. How unbeliveably terrible. I am happy that Joannie will still compete, surely that is what her mom woul have wanted. I can't imagine a worse thing to happen in what should be such a great time for Joannie. Why so much tragedy in these games?

    Prayers to Joannie and her family

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    I can't even imagine what Joannie's going through right now...I'm glad the Canadian team and admin are being so thoughtful and tactful. I'm just going to cry when I see her on the ice - she's a strong woman and a great skater, but no one can brush off the death of a loved one, especially a mother.

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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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    This Olympics has been so depressing, first the Luge athlete and now this :(

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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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    http://vancouver2010.blogs.nytimes.c...rochette-dies/
    So incredibly sorry for Rochette.

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