Mary Rose Thacker

From the April 8 1940 Toronto Star:

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Mary Rose Thacker (1922-1983) won the North American figure skating championships in 1939 and 1941, and won the Canadian championships in 1939, 1941, and 1942, after which skating competitions were suspended until the end of the Second World War. She went on to start a skating school in British Columbia.

The saddest part of this article is this line: “I regard my skating now as not exactly fun.”

The Winnipeg Free Press has a longer article about her, if you want to read more.

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