Casey was 'giving, very generous'
Casey Kinnaird had big plans to help support entrepreneurial women this year but sadly died on Tuesday from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.PT1M8S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-30ubd 620 349 January 15, 2014
Sydney entrepreneur Casey Kinnaird has died three days after she was gravely injured in a cycling incident south of Sydney.
The 35-year-old was riding along McKell Avenue at Waterfall when she was involved in a collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction about 7.15am on Saturday.
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 rescue helicopter flew Ms Kinnaird to St George Hospital. She died from her injuries on Tuesday.
Casey Kinnaird: the Sydney entrepreneur has been remembered as "bubbly and vivacious". Photo: leagueofextraordinarywomen.com.au
The New Zealand born financial services adviser was a keen cyclist and known to have trained with members of the Cronulla Triathlon Club.
In March last year, she competed in the New Zealand Taupo Ironman event, which included a 180-kilometre bike ride.
Police said in a statement on Tuesday that inquiries into the collision were continuing. It is believed the driver of the vehicle stopped after the collision.
Ms Kinnaird ran her own financial services company, Bespoke Advisory Services, that she set up in May 2012.
With a strong career focus, she was also an active member of the League of Extraordinary Women, an organisation that connects females who run their own companies with other ambitious women.
League of Extraordinary Women general manger Chiquita Searle released a statement on Tuesday informing members of the heartbreaking news.
Ms Searle said Ms Kinnaird was "bubbly and vivacious" woman, adding that she fell in love with her "spirit and energy" the first time they spoke.
"Casey was a beautiful human being with a generous and loving spirit and she touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with," she wrote. "Thank you Casey."
Ms Kinnaird had also spent time in Cambodia building shelters for the homeless. Ms Searle said Ms Kinnaird "loved helping people".
"She was thrilled to return and be able to add 'brickie' and 'labourer' to her skill set," the statement said.
"She said the trip had made her even more determined to take full advantage of the opportunities we have available to us that other nations don't.
"This reminds me again how her positivity and abundant attitude was always evident in every situation and conversation."
A memorial for Ms Kinnaird will be held in Cronulla on February 6.