Medals and championships aside, though, from the out pouring of emotion Twitter, she wasn’t just a figure skater, she was an inspiration, and a genuinely nice person.
…..She liked it when I called her Gramma and she gave the best hugs…..to say she was special just isn’t enough.
Elizabeth Manley @Lizmanley88 wrote:
My heat breaks over the news of the passing of Barbara Ann Scott. I loved her dearly and was my idol. My condolences to her dear husband.
And the younger generation was touched by Scott as well:
Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje@Weaver/Poje:
SO SAD to learn of Barbara Ann Scott King’s passing. What an incredible ambassador & trail blazer for Canada. RIP, you will be sorely missed.
Barbara Ann Scott will always be remembered, and not just for figure skating. Sometimes, it’s not about what you leave out on the ice that matters, it’s what you leave in people’s hearts.
Barbara Ann Scott, age 14