Tributes flow for young financial planner

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The financial services industry is this week mourning the loss of respected Sydney financial planner Casey Kinnaird, who died in tragic circumstances after her bicycle collided with a car while training for an Ironman event.

Hundreds of people have posted tributes on social media sites to remember the popular 35 year old, who was the owner and principal adviser at Bespoke Advisory Services. 

Kinnaird collided head-on with a car early on Saturday morning on McKell Avenue at Waterfall, south of Sydney. It is believed she swerved onto the opposite side of the road as she descended a steep hill.

She suffered severe injuries and a stroke and was taken to St George Hospital, but died on Tuesday.

New Zealand-born Kinnaird had volunteered building homes in Cambodia and last year competed in a New Zealand ironman event that included a 180-kilometre bike ride.

Her father David Kinnaird told media his family has been stunned by the outpouring of emotion since her accident. He says his daughter was loved by everyone she met, and stressed the driver of the car was not at fault.

On Tuesday afternoon, Kinnaird's life support was turned off and her organs donated.

Her parents, two sisters and their partners and children will take her body back to New Zealand, where she will be cremated.

They will return to Cronulla to scatter her ashes in a memorial service on February 6.

Kinnaird was involved with the League of Extraordinary Women, which aims to link young women in business.

Hundreds of people have offered their condolences and tributes on the League’s Facebook page.

"Casey was a beautiful human being with a generous and loving spirit and she touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with," a tribute reads.

A donations page has been set up in lieu of flowers for Kinnaird’s favourite charity Habitat for Humanity. 
  • Will on 17/01/2014 10:31:49 AM

    RIP Casey

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