Brian James Pockar

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Brian James Pockar

  • Birth 27 Oct 1959
  • Death 28 Apr 1992
  • Burial Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Plot St. Joseph's Cemetery section
  • Memorial ID 19133149


Canadian figure skater and sports commentator. Brian was a three-time Canadian national champion (1978-1980) and won the bronze medal at the 1982 World Figure Skating Championships. He was the first to successfully complete a triple one-foot salchow/double flip combination jump at the world championships. He also skated competitively in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. His professional career included skating the lead opposite Dorothy Hamill in "Romeo and Juliet on Ice" and touring with Stars on Ice. He later served as a sports commentator for CTV and artistic director of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics closing ceremony. In 1989, he was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.

Brian died of AIDS-related complications and was survived by his parents, two sisters and extended family.


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  • Created by: Milou
  • Added: 28 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19133149
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Brian James Pockar (27 Oct 1959–28 Apr 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19133149, citing Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Milou (contributor 46858724) .