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In Memory

Vale Dr Des Walker

Des was appointed as Chief of the Division of Food Research in November 1986. He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1955 and was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry in 1958. He joined the CSIRO Division of Nutritional Biochemistry in Adelaide in the same year and developed research interests in the microbiology of the rumen, in other aspects of nutrition, and in the energetics of growth.
His contributions were recognised in 1968 by a joint award of the Stichting-Ilra International Lactic Acid proze and in 1977 the award of DSc by the University of Sheffield.
In 1972 he was made Officer in Charge of the Meat Research laboratory in Cannon Hill, Queensland, and as Assistant Chief. During his time at Cannon Hill the technological aspects of meat research expanded markedly. new initiatives included the microbiological conversion of bile acids to steroid pharmaceuticals, electrical stimulation of beef carcasses and the development of novel technology for the slaughtering and dressing of cattle.

We are told his passion was ballroom dancing.

He will be missed by his friends and colleagues.

His funeral is on this Thursday 6th August 2015 at 2:00PM
at the Centenary Memorial Gardens, 353 Wacol Station Road
Sumner QLD 4074


 

Vale Dr Michael Robin Raupach
30 October 1950 - 10 February 2015 

It was with great sadness that that we learned on the 10th of February of the passing of Dr Mike Raupach after a brief illness. He died peacefully and at home with his family. Mike was a CSIRO Fellow in the former Marine and Atmospheric Research Division, working out of our Pye Laboratory in Canberra for most of his 35-year career in CSIRO. In February 2014, he took up the role of Director at the ANU’s Climate Change Institute but remained an Honorary Fellow with the Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship and continued to collaborate with many of his CSIRO colleagues.

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Vale David Sier
22 January 1948 - 28 September 2016

David was a founding member of the CSIRO OR Group in the 1990's, and he worked in that group (in its various forms) until retiring in 2014. David was a man with boundless generosity and patience -- this is something that might get said about many, but is lived to David's level by very few. He was a lab manager, promotions committee member and case manager, equity and diversity officer, the go-to man for reading and reviewing of reports and papers, giver of countless lifts (always in an Alfa Romeo), regular interview panellist counsellor and mentor to many, and in his retirement a committed community volunteer. David was a pioneer of OR/analytics for minerals processing and mining logistics in Australia, led work in health analytics several years before it became a Big Thing here in Australia, and in the latter part of his career became predominantly involved in work associated with a public sector service delivery and welfare (in particular with Centrelink around disability pensions).

For those who knew and worked with David, our lives are all the better for his approach to life, sense of humour, and stories from a life lived full (yes, he really did have Midnight Oil jamming in his lounge room early one morning). David was a keen renovator and woodworker, an audiophile and a music buff. David cared deeply about the community and the environment, and about the people around him. Most of all, David lived for his son Dan and his wife Fiona. For those of us who worked with David for years, we had the pleasure of watching Dan grow up, very occasionally in person but almost daily in David's conversation, beaming pride, and photo on the desk. Like David, we also were in awe of Fiona and everything she did. It's this approach to life that made David so easy to grow close to, and fills many of us with grief on his passing.

(Tribute from Simon Dunstall)

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REGISTER OF DECEASED

 
GRACE, Thomas Duncan Campbell Grace
14 September 1928 - 2 January 2016
ADAMS, Norman Royce
12 December 1943 - 22 April 2008
ASHBOLT, Barbara
18 April, 1926 - 15 August, 2010
Obituary Available
 
ATTWOOD, Charles Frederick
- 5 December 2009
 
ANDERSON, Charles Albert (Bert)
 
BARTON BROWNE, Lindsay
8 May 1928 - 21 March 2009
 

BETTENAY, Eric
13.04.1927 - 03.08.2016
Obituary Available; Funeral Service Details; Eulogy by Peter Hick

BIRNITIS, Aina
25 August 1923 - August 2009
 
BLACK, Henry Preston (Harry)
1919 – 27 June 2010
Obituary Available; Tribute Forum Page
 
BOARD, Peter 
-  16 October 2013
Obituary Available

BRISBANE, Sydney Melbourne
2 May 1915 - 25 February 2009
 
BROWN, Henry Emanuel 
19214 - May 2015

CARRODUS, Bailey
7 March 1930 - 19 September 2008
  
CATHRO, Keith James
18 October 1932 - 31 August 2008
 
COLLINGS, Tony
- 12 January, 2010

COCKS, Doug
12 September 1937 - 7 November 2016
Tribute

CREWTHER, William Gordon
15 November 1918 - 28 November 2011
Obituary Available on CSIROpedia
Tribute Forum Page
 
DAL PONT, Jim
- 21 November 2008
 
DAVIS, Eric George
22 October 1923 - 23 September 2009
 
DAVIS, Charles Edward 'Ted' Strudwicke
27 November 1919 - 21 December 2009
Tribute Forum Page
 
DUNLOP, John Burton
27 August 1946 - 21 March 2013
Funeral details and Memorial Fund
Tribute page, Obituary published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 5 June 2013; Special memorial page

ELDRIDGE, Ken
Obituary Available,Tribute Forum Page

ESDAILE, Roderick 'Rod'
25 February 1939 - 31 May 2008
 
FARMER, Anthony (Tony)
5.September.1945 - 21.March.2013 
Funeral details and Memorial Fund
Tribute page; Obituary published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 6 June 2013, Special Memorial page


FOLEY, James 'Bede'
17 May 1923 - 14 January 2008
 
GRACE, Thomas Duncan Campbell
14 September 1928 - 2 January 2016
GRIGG, Geoffrey W.
 
HADDAD, Gerald Neil
17 September 1941 - 21 March 2013
Funeral details and Memorial Fund
Tribute page; Obituary published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 7 June 2013; Special memorial page


HAMANN, Sefton
8 January 1921 - 12 January 2009
 
HEAD, Alan Kenneth
- 9 January, 2010
 
HOLM, Erik
- 27 March 2009
 
HOWARD, Alf
30 April 1906 - 6 July 2010
Obituary Available
 
JORDAN, Max
- January 2010
 
JARRETT, Ivan Gentry
1 April 1915 - 3 November 2009
 

JORGENSEN, Frank
5 May 1937 - 3 Februrary 2016
Frank's career history and achievements on CSIROpedia

KINEALY, Kenneth Michael
26 June 1938 - 16 June 2015
LARKINS, Peter Lionel
- 27 September 2009
 
LADD, Jeff
1931 - 22 July 2009
 
LASLETT, Geoff
- 9 January 2010
 
LENAGHAN, John J.
 
LINTON, Max
- 7 January 2010
 
LONERAGAN, Jack Frederick
7 May 1926 - 11 August 2009
 
MACK, Joseph (Joe) John
29 July 1920 - 26 June 2009
 
MACRAE, Tomas Perry
18 November 1925- 15 December 2009
 
MARSHALL, Kevin
- January 2010
 
MASLEN, Victor
- 18 December 2009
 
MARSHALL, Theo John
26 March 1907 - 26 August 2008
 
MASTERSON John
21 June 1935 - 9 April 2009
 
McALPINE, John
1930 - 2010
Obituary Available
Tribute Forum Page
 
McGuckin, Kathy
October 2013
Obituary Available

McKENZIE, Bill
14 October 1023 - 5 July 2008
 
NICHOLLS, Jack
12 December 1920 – 15 June 2015
NICKEL, Ernest Heinrich
31 August 1925 - 18 July 2009
 
NIKITSER, Fred
20 November 1925 - 26 January 2015
 
OLSEN, Mike
1918 - 20 June 2008
 
MARSHALL, TJ
 
PATSONSON, Ian
4 May 1925 - 5 February 2015
Funeral details
 
PRICE, Donald (Don)
- 21 March 2013
Funeral details and Memorial Fund
Tribute page; Obituary published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 10 June, 2013; Special Memorial page

SIER, David
22 Janurary 1948 – 28 September 2016
Obituary Available

 

PRICE, Lady Joyce
- 19th August 2009
 
RAUPACH, Michael
30 October 1950 - 10 February 2015

ROSS, Sue
- 4 June 2010

ROVIRA, Cornelio (Con)
- 12 January 2009
 
ROWLEY, Ian Cecil Robert
- 29 May 2009
 
SASSE, Wolfe
 

SCAIFE, David
24 June 1930 - 26 August 2016

SCOWCROFT, William (Bill)
10 December 1939 – 16 March 2009
 
SIER, David
22 Janurary 1948 – 28 September 2016
 
STERN, Walter Ralph
3 September 1927 – 24 September 2013
Obituary Available

THOMPSON, Arthur Melville (Mel)
4 January 1917 - 8 August 2009
 
TIGHE, Maureen
20 January 1945 - 13 December 2009
Obituary Available
Tribute Forum Page
 
TITMANIS, Zigurds (Zigi) Voldemans
- 27 July 2009
 

TRUDINGER, Philip
12 June 1927 - 24 October 2010
Obituary Available

van SOMEREN GRAVER, Jan
- 20 November 09
 

WALKER, Des
Passed away July 2015
His funeral is on this Thursday 6th August 2015 at 2:00PM. At the
Centenary Memorial Gardens, 353 Wacol Station Road,
Sumner QLD 4074

WARING, Hugh
1917 - 2010
Obituary Available
Tribute Forum Page
 
WARNER, Jack
1917 - 4 October 2008
 
WILD, John Paul
17 Mary 1923 - 10 May 2008
 
WILKINS, Stephen
15 February 1946 - 25 March 2013
Funeral details and Tribute page

 
WOODCOCK, James (Jim) Thorpe
2 March 1925 - 20 October 2009
 
 
 
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