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Beverley Kinnear

Date of Service: 28/05/2021
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Amity Rose Funerals

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You are invited to leave a short message for the family in the tribute section below.


Ross Graham
May 28, 2021 10:15 pm
Bev was a wonderful person and a pleasure to work. She was a fount of knowledge about health and safety, and I will always be grateful for the help she gave me during my time as a health and safety officer. Thank you for the help and advice you gave me and my lab students, for your sense of humour and ready smile. Bev, you are irreplaceable and will be sorely missed.
Sona Nayyar
May 28, 2021 8:57 pm
Dear Bev, Although I may have not spend a lot of time with you, but whatever I did was dearly valuable to me. The way you greeted, the way you treated, you always and always brought joy, happiness and laughter in our lives. You will forever be in our thoughts ❤️ Deepest condolences to the entire family.
Liz Grenik
May 28, 2021 7:40 pm
Bev taught me everything I know about tissue culture. She is a source of inspiration for me. I loved her meticulous methods because I knew she was teaching how to do it right. I am a better scientist for having known her. I can't believe that I will never again get to hear her dry wit or share some gluten free food. The gluten free tim tams are great when you can get them on special. You have been taken from us way too soon and you are sorely missed.
Jake Harfield
May 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Like others here, I was one of the lucky students to learn tissue culture from Bev herself. I'll never forget when Catherine and I (with Danielle's help) were trying to piece together the myriad things Bev did to keep the lab running. My sympathy for Bev's family.
Kelsi Wells
May 28, 2021 12:02 pm
I had the honour of working closely with Bev for a couple of years in Lab 1 at Curtin and was also in the same office as her for many other years. Bev shared her exemplary research skills and knowledge with me every day; which I am very grateful for. Her dedication to her work and attention to detail were very admirable and had a positive effect on me. I feel privileged to have done joint experiments with Bev and the many cups of tea, laughter and stories we shared over the years will always fondly be in my memories. Although I do not work at Curtin anymore, Bev made the effort to keep in touch with me via text messages filled with emojis. I extend my deepest sympathy to her much loved family and friends.
Pritinder Kaur
May 28, 2021 11:27 am
It’s been such a shock to hear of Bev’s sudden passing. Her unique, no nonsense approach was always refreshing along with her high standards of laboratory research. We were so lucky to have Bev at CHIRI training students and staff to generate meticulous and highly publishable work. It was always great to meet her in the corridors of CHIRI with a smile and exchange a few words. We will miss you Bev!
Wei Khei Lim
May 28, 2021 10:49 am
Though I have only known her a short while, she was an incredible lady, wonderful mentor and a great person to laugh with in the tea room. She will be missed terribly.
Nina Tirnitz-Parker
May 28, 2021 10:49 am
Bev was truly one of a kind. I worked with Bev for almost ten years and got to know her as "the cell culture police". When she was around, the lab was spotless and every student got their training at the highest standard. Later we started to do WHS inspections together - she made my life so easy with her diligence and attention to detail! But most of all, I will miss her big heart. Be it the little presents she often brought for my little girls or the chats we had in the corridors, tea room or my office. My deepest condolences to Bev's family and friends. She will be missed by many.
Michelle Schwager
May 28, 2021 10:23 am
Bev was an incredible lady. While I'd only just gotten to know her; her meticulous skill and time to impart knowledge were most valued. She will be missed in the lab. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.
Sarah Wright
May 28, 2021 10:01 am
It was such a shock to lose Bev so soon. She was such a great teacher and mentor for myself and so many others, and always taught how to do things the right way, even if it was harder. I'll never forget what she taught me. Thanks Bev.
Charlene Waryah
May 28, 2021 9:39 am
Bev and I were both researchers at Curtin University. We sat in the same office when we first moved to CHIRI and I will always remember our chats and jokes throughout the day. She was a wonderful colleague and a great scientist. My deepest sympathy to Bev's family and friends. She will be missed.
Soheila Moghadam
May 28, 2021 8:47 am
Bev was my mentor, I had the privilege to work with her and learn from her during my PhD. She was honest, caring, helpful and was an amazing scientist. I will miss her immensely but she will remain in my thoughts and heart. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Joshua Ravensdale
May 28, 2021 8:16 am
Bev's impact on the development of young scientists cannot be understated. From her mentorship we gained invaluable skills in the tissue culture lab that will stay with us throughout our careers. I am immensely grateful to have known Bev. Her friendship and humour made the labs a brighter place to work in. My deepest sympathy to Bevs family. She will be missed by many.
John Mamo
May 28, 2021 6:37 am
I am not at all surprised by the significant impact losing Bev has had on the research community at the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute. An exemplary scientist, pure at heart, who sorted so many of us out! An unsung hero perhaps, who leaves us a legacy of people who are better for having known her.
Abhishek Singh
May 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Deeply saddened and shocked to find out that Bev has left the world. I had the opportunity to work in the same lab as Bev during my PhD. She was a wonderful person to talk to and I really enjoyed some of the conversations we had in the tea room. We have lost a great scientist and a wonderful personality. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
Tenielle George
May 27, 2021 9:44 pm
Bev was loyal, dedicated and meticulous individual, and I will miss her immensely. I was so fortunate to learn cell culture from Bev, and to work in the lab with her for a number of years. She was generous with her time and knowledge, and was an amazing role model and scientists. My condolences to her family and friends.
Catherine LeGrand
May 27, 2021 10:42 am
Oh Bev, I still can't believe you are gone. I am still coming to terms that I will never work with you again or be able to pick your brain about experiments, tissue culture protocol or even where the good FBS is hidden. You were instrumental in teaching me tissue culture and preparing experiments with the highest level of standards and for that I am ever so grateful. I can still hear your voice yelling because someone has left the Coulter counter on or stolen one of your pens (was most likely me). I am going to miss that but also your quirky wit and gruff exterior although I was lucky enough to have been able to penetrate that. TC4 will never be the same but I will always carry you in my mind and heart. Until we meet again...
Winnie Pun
May 27, 2021 10:26 am
It really saddened me when i hear Bev 's passing. Bev was a caring and helpful colleague as well as a great mentor in Health and Safety when i first joined Curtin. I will miss her forthright and discipline teaching in the lab. I will miss her popping into my room and asked to use the dishwasher and her laugh and voice in the lab and in the tea room. My condolences to her family.
Wong Chee Wai
May 26, 2021 9:59 pm
It pains me to know that I would not be able to see Bev when I return to Australia. I was very fortunate to be mentored by Bev in cell culture. Her strict and disciplined way of teaching has enabled me to remain very skilled in cell culture, which helps with my scientific approach to different experiments. I will forever miss her kind and loving nature. My deepest condolences to Bev’s family.
Danielle Erin Dye
May 26, 2021 8:33 pm
Bev was a wonderful colleague and friend. I will miss her popping in to the office to chat or have a cheeky drink on a Friday. I will miss her gentle reminders to do stuff I had forgotten, I will miss her saying goodbye in the afternoon. I will remember her when I drink pink sparkling Squealing Pig, and see her labels in our lab, and when I use her special multi pipette! Most of all, I will remember her with love when I am in tissue culture, where Bev was a magician of the highest order. Thank you Bev, it has been my pleasure and privilege to be your friend. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
Delia Nelson
May 26, 2021 6:19 pm
I still cannot believe that Bev will not be coming in to work again. Her sudden passing was a complete shock. I have known Bev for many years. She was a highly valued colleague whose work was impeccable and we enjoyed many coffees together. She was always forthright and honest in her opinions. All she wanted was for us to do our research to the highest caliber. I will miss you Bev. My condolences to her family.
Debs Chaliha
May 26, 2021 4:22 pm
I never had the opportunity to know Bev well, but we would always greet each other in the tearoom when we passed by. Of course I'll remember her! Her passing still hasn't sunk in, yet...
Karen Clarke
May 26, 2021 10:25 am
Farewell my dear friend. I will always remember our fun times at high school and uni and as we ventured out into the workforce. You were a loyal and caring friend who will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to all your family and many friends.
Yu Yu
May 26, 2021 10:18 am
I've known Bev for 3 years at Curtin University. Her office was in front of mine and we always shared small talks together. Bev had a vibrant and infectious personality. Always willing to hear you out and always very helpful. She helped me on numerous occasions in the laboratory and was just so willing to share her knowledge and know-how with others. I feel that 3 years friendship was too short. I will miss you, your complete frankness and all our conversations.
Connie Jackaman
May 25, 2021 7:10 pm
Very sad to hear of the recent passing of Bev. I was very fortunate to be one of the many students trained by Bev during my Honours/early PhD at UWA, and then later on work together the last 10 years at Curtin. During my student days she watched over me like a mother hen, training in proper scientific rigor with Bev next level attention to detail. I will miss Bev's caring, kind, helpful nature and her honest chats. Many condolences to her family and friends.
Rima Caccetta
May 25, 2021 6:20 pm
Bev was so easy going and passionate about her work. I can't believe she has gone! I will miss her and our passing chats around training students, research and gluten free food. My deepest sympathies to Bev's family and friends.
Rob Steuart
May 25, 2021 5:17 pm
Bev was an amazing scientist, a wonderful colleague and a great friend. Her dedication to science and safety in the lab were exemplary. I will miss her forthright, no nonsense attitude. She has left a long lasting legacy with the countless young scientists she has trained and mentored over the years. My deepest sympathy to all her friends and family on this sudden and tragic loss.
Andrea Johnson
May 25, 2021 4:10 pm
Bev was a friend and colleague of 7yrs at Curtin University. Her laugh, ‘say it as it is’ personality and our chats in the corridors will be missed Sincere condolences to her family and friends
Stephen Proksch
May 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Bev and I were both researchers at Curtin, though in different labs, and we'd meet most days for morning tea. Bev was a great person to have around. Committed, loyal, helpful. To lose her so suddenly was a shock, and my heart goes out to her family and friends.
Hilary Warren
May 25, 2021 8:11 am
Dear Beverley, I will always remember those six years from 1992 that you spent in my research lab in Canberra. You were such a dedicated scientist and we worked so successfully together. Nine publications in highly regarded peer reviewed journals during that time. We kept in touch over the years and I know how devoted you continued to be in your work. It is with such sadness that you are no longer with us. My deepest condolences to your family and friends.
Heather Brayford
May 23, 2021 8:46 am
Very saddened to hear of Bev’s passing. Bev was a long-time friend going back to our University days. I will always remember Bev for her caring and compassionate nature and deep commitment to her work. While I’m unable to attend Bev’s funeral, I will reflect through the live stream. My sympathy to Bev’s family.
Sandra Stevenson
May 22, 2021 3:07 pm
Bev was my friend. We worked together for about 15 years; her work was second-to-none. She was my colleague who always offered help and support, and I will miss her. My deepest sympathy to her family.

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