Losing battle

On Tuesday 11th August 2009, after fighting a losing battle for 23 years with extreme paranoid schizophrenia, my son Antony Reece Christie’s life ended – while he was fighting off an imaginary assailant. Following a full homicidal autopsy by the coroner – to rule out the possibility of a real assailant being present – over 100 of Antony’s extended tribe, gave Antony a regal send off.

Five members of Antony’s funeral spoke in the chapel. And seven at the graveside. Below is the eulogy I, his father delivered, punctuated by tears.

I post it in the hope you might gain a glimpse of how the power of love can triumph over the most unimaginable horrors.

Neville D Christie
Melbourne, 27 August 2009.