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Jenny Beer


The following obituary appeared on the Rowing Australia website on 31st May 2023. 

Jenny Beer with son Mark Beer

Rowing Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of a beloved rowing community member, Jenny Beer.

Jenny is a stalwart of the Australian Rowing Championships since 2013 and known to everyone who passed through the site offices to collect accreditation, parking, lost property or to see a friendly face and be spoiled with baked treats.

She is the mother of Swan River Rowing Club Head Coach Mark Beer and sister of former Rowing Australia staffer Clare Phillips. Jenny is also known to every athlete who sought medical treatment at the Australian Institute of Sport from 1997-2015, when she was the Sports Science Sports Medicine receptionist.

Jenny, who passed away on May 29, will be sadly missed and Rowing Australia extends its deepest condolences to Jenny’s family and friends.

Extracted by Andrew Guerin
June 2023

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