She served on the editorial committees of several histopathology journals including Histopathology, The Journal of Ultrastructure and was an Associate Editor of International Journal of Surgical Pathology. Her vision to facilitate and enhance education in pathology led to her establishing the Current Diagnostic Pathology journal, recently renamed Diagnostic Pathology. She intended this journal in particular to assist trainees in histopathology and it has been remarkably successful in this endeavour.
Kristin had indefatigable energy. She was courageous and a great optimist with a “can do, will do” attitude. A charming, vivacious, convivial, warm, kind hearted and generous person, she loved nothing better than good company and keeping up with her many friends and fellow histopathologists. She was a devoted animal lover and regularly had a menagerie of dogs, cats, pigeons and even an occasional fox in her home.
This Titan of Laboratory Medicine will be remembered for her untiring contribution to the understanding and development of histopathology and for her enthusiasm and passion for furthering education in this specialty. Her inspiring personality, generosity of spirit and her humanity made her a role model for many pathologists, especially women, throughout the world.
Kristin was predeceased by her beloved husband George 8 years ago, who was well known to many IAP members as an accompanying spouse at meetings around the world. She is survived by her son Dominic, her daughter Georgea and her three grandchildren Romily, India and Orlando, who were a great source of pride and comfort to her, particularly in her latter months.
Mary Leader, Dublin
Ann Sandison, London
Ray McMahon, Manchester