lausanne / Switzerland

It is with profound regret and sorrow that we inform you of the death of our good friend and ISU Honorary Vice President  

Mr. Lawrence Demmy M.B.E.

 Mr. Demmy passed away on December 9, 2016 at the age of 85. At the time of his passing he was an ISU Honorary Vice President and had been involved in Figure Skating for over six decades. During his sporting career, he won the European Gold medal in Ice Dance with his partner Jean Westwood in 1954 and 1955 and they continued their successful career by winning four consecutive World Championships title (1952-1955).

Lawrence Demmy then joined the ISU in 1965 as an Ice Dance Technical Committee substitute, in 1967 he became a Committee Member and went on to Chair the Committee for 15 years from (1969-1984). Mr. Demmy and his Dance partner were inducted to the Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1977. He was elected to the ISU Council in 1984-1994 and subsequently was elected Vice President Figure Skating from 1994-1998. In 1998 Mr. Demmy became an ISU Honorary Vice President.

He was awarded the honor of the MBE (Member of the British Empire) by her Majesty the Queen for his services to the sport of Figure Skating.

Mr. Demmy is survived by his wife Pamela and three children Helen, Richard and Lloyd.

The ISU pays tribute to Lawrence Demmy’s devoted service to the ISU and Figure Skating and asks Members to remember him with affection.