Eulogy to Ian Sinclair
by Greg Beattie, July, 2007
Originally published by Magda Taylor in “The Informed Parent” July 2007
Ian Sinclair, author of three books and
a well-known speaker, passed
away peacefully on the 23rd April, 2007 at home in Brisbane, Australia
in the company of his son Robbie Jay, ex-wife Wannathip and
myself. He was 53 years of age. His books, Vaccination – the
Hidden Facts, You Can
Overcome Asthma and Health –
the Only Immunity
drew praise and ignited controversy the world over.
The books inspired by his own life, offered a simple insight into a
health philosophy encouraging us to take charge of our own heath and
not be dependent on drugs, vaccines, procedures and
practitioners. His colourful personality and abundant energy
ensured he was remembered wherever he spoke as a vibrant, spirited
I first met Ian in 1994 when he was traveling the east coast of
Australia. He was speaking in every major town along the way. I was
involved in a battle with my local government at the time concerning my
children not being allowed into a childcare facility when Ian arrived
in my home town on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. When I asked
his advice on how to fight for our rights he simply referred to the
bible and said, 'Love thy enemy'.
Were friends ever since and for the last six years of his life, when he
and Robbie took up permanent residence in Queensland, I was fortunate
enough to have him as a close friend, and neighbor and confidante. No
matter what the issue, Ian would always have an enlightening angle from
which to view it.
Ian's life seemed dominated by paradoxes. He was a loner and deeply
loved his home space yet he spent much of his life traveling, drifting,
speaking to groups, giving interviews etc. Similarly, his clear blue
eyes, radiant energy and vigorous fitness regime belied the fact that
much of his younger life was immersed in chronic ill health.
He will be remembered fondly as a clear thinker and lovable larrikin. ~
Greg Beattie, July, 2007
Greg Beattie is author of Vaccination-
A Parent's Dilemma.
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