Obituary of Winifred Mary Curtis 1905 - 2005
by Gintaras Kantvilas
from:Muelleria 24: 25-30 (2006) PDF
Tribute by Gintaras Kantvilas
(from Exhibition notes - June 2005)
She is renowned for her contributions not only to botanical research but to teaching in general and to the advancement of women in education.
• Winifred has always been concerned for the welfare of those around her. She has shown great kindness and generosity to those in need, although always in an unobtrusive way which has mostly passed unnoticed, except by those directly concerned.
• Throughout her life Winfred has been deeply aware of the privileges of the educational opportunities she received. In turn, she has tried to pass on this awareness to others and has striven for fairness and equal opportunity.
• Winifred has conducted her research without fanfare but with humility and a dedication to precision: in her view, her considerable achievements are simply a job that needed to be done and a foundation for others to build upon.
Obituary by Gintaras Kantvilas Mercury 7/11/2005
Winifred Mary Curtis: [Obituary of a Botanist and a pioneer researcher in plant embyrology and cytology] by Kantvilas, Gintaras, 40 [degrees] South, no.40, Autumn 2006:p. 34
Dr Winifred Mary Curtis 1905-2005, by Kantvilas, Gintaras, Alumni News, University of Tasmania, Issue 29, December 2005 p. 4-5
The Mercury 17 October 2005
CURTIS, Dr Winifred Mary
A.M. _ Peacefully on October 14, 2005. Loved daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth Curtis (both dec).
Funeral service to be held Tuesday, October 25, 2005. Details Later.
Funeral notice, Mercury 25/10/05