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Therese Rochette laid to rest

Canadian figure skating darling mourns for her mother


 

On Thursday afternoon, Joannie Rochette laid her Olympic figure-skating bronze medal on the lid of her mother’s coffin. Therese Guevremont-Rochette died two weeks ago, just after arriving in Vancouver to watch her daughter take to the ice in the women’s figure skating competition. Today, hundreds of friends and family members gathered at a funeral in Berthierville, Quebec. Joannie delivered a eulogy, focusing on her mother’s positive accomplishments. “I’m happy today because we’re celebrating the life of my mother Therese,” she said, “a short life but a very intense one.” Rochette, 24, captured Canadian and international hearts by winning a bronze medal just days after her mother’s death.

Winnipeg Free Press


 
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