Robert Bruce Ian Sinclair

Died February 14th after a 10 month battle with metastatic cancer in Abbotsford B.C.

Pre-deceased by his brother Sandy. Survived by wife Gloria Petersen Sinclair and first wife Leslie Sinclair-McKinnon, by his children Sean, Patrick, Rory (Erika) and Erin, by his step children Robin (Matt) and Andy (Britt), by his grandchildren Conor, Callum, Benjamin, Nathan, Aaron, Vienne, Raphael, Seamus, Hudson and Louisa and by his brother Rory and sister Heather.

Ian was born in Sutton Ontario and raised in Deep River, Ontario. In 1960 he graduated from MacKenzie High School in Deep River as an Ontario Scholar and from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1966. In 1967, Ian relocated permanently to the West to intern at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta and then began Family Practice in Kimberley, British Columbia. Ian moved to Seattle in 1979 to study anesthesiology which was his specialty thenceforward. He returned to Canada in 2003 settling Abbotsford and practicing in Maple Ridge. Ian retired in 2014.

Ian will be remembered as a superb athlete with a drive and determination to excel. He played all sports extremely well: football and later rugby, baseball (pitcher), basketball, and many events in track and field. He was a sprinter: his best time in the 100 yard dash [before meters] was 10.2 seconds and in the 440 yard sprint, 53 seconds. In his mature years he was a dedicated marathoner and made the cut for the Boston Marathon 3 times. There was never a sport that he put his hand in which he did not do well

Ian was a man who not only made friends easily but he also maintained those friendships. He stayed in touch with friends from High School, University, every town he ever lived and every hospital he ever worked.


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