Thanks to Rob Kitchin who blogs at The View from the Blue House, I found yesterday Bernadette’s obituary, published in The Advertiser on 28/02/2018. And I thought it might be a good idea to reproduce it here, just in case some of her Internet friends would wanted to get to know it.
BEAN, Bernadette. Bernadette left us suddenly on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Beloved daughter of Bill and Maureen, sister of Damien and his wife Karen and doting aunt of Celeste and Alyssa. She also graced and impacted the lives of so many and will be missed by dear friends Trish and Fran. There will be a Celebration of Bernadette’s Life at her home on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers Bernadette would appreciate support of the Norwood Public Library.
I met Bernadette on the blogosphere some eight years ago, shortly after I started blogging and I consider her a friend, even if we have never had the chance to meet each other face to face. I loved her book reviews and I always though she was quite a character, in the best sense of the word. She was a woman of strong convictions, who argued passionately, but always with respect. She was very zealous of her privacy, up to such an extent that few of us got to know her real surname. For many she was Bernadette in Oz (@BSquaredInOz) in tweeter and Bernadette Squared (Bsquaredinoz) in Facebook. Our meeting points were her own personal blog Reactions to Reading and Fair Dinkum Crime, a blog she co-hosted together with another Adelaide-based crime fiction fan Kerrie Smith, who blogs at Mysteries in Paradise.
I always loved her first profile picture, here attached, because as the saying goes, and image is worth a thousand words.
Rest in peace my dear friend, I’ll always remember you.
Read more about Bernadette:
Vale Bernadette at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist….
A Tip of the Hat to a Revered Blogger at ahsweetmysteryblog
A Sad Loss at Euro Crime
A Tribute to Bernadette in Oz at Fair Dinkum Crime
RIP Bernadette at Reactions to Reading at Clothes in Books
Why’d You Go, Bernadette? at The Rap Sheet
RIP Bernadette Bean, blogger at REACTIONS TO READING by Patricia Abbot (pattinase)
A tribute to Bernadette in Oz at Mrs. Peabody Investigates
A tribute to Bernadette at The View from the Blue House
Remembering Bernadette Bean at Australian Crime Writers Association
Vale Bernadette Bean by Sulari Gentill
Missing Bernadette at Scandinavian Crime Fiction in English translation
Please let me know if you have written a blog entry about Bernadette and you would like it to be included here.
2012 AWW Challenge Wrap-up: Crime, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense by bernadetteinoz
Sleuthing and Sexuality by bernadetteinoz
Book Versus Adaptation: A Clubbable Woman – Reginald Hill by Bernadette Bean of Reactions to Reading from Australia