To all our extended family in the WAPF and GAPS communities,
Our hearts go out to our dear friend Natasha Campbell McBride who recently lost her husband Peter, and to his sons who have lost a great dad.
Peter had endeared himself to us all over the past three years having travelled over from the UK with Natasha to support and speak at our conferences about a subject close to his heart – Raw Milk.
Natasha may have been an avid promoter of the nutritional qualities of raw milk but what moved Peter was his desire to see good farmers elevated to greater heights of respect in the community for the precious work they do and for them to finally receive a decent income from doing something so valuable for humanity. It’s never easy to go against the grain, but with people like Peter to advocate for you, it seems more possible.
He was truly a larger than life character, from his imposing size to his laugh, his hat, his beard and his voice which conveyed a deep wisdom borne from many of life’s challenges. He had the stories to back it all up too, stories he’d share freely, often over an expensive whiskey when the day’s work was done! He loved good company and you couldn’t help but have your mood lifted by his infectious energy.
One can only imagine how great it must be to have someone like Peter as your uncle or grandfather, but for Natasha he was a rock, an unwavering support through what must have been a tumultuous time of great challenge coping with a GAPS movement that began as a humble book and turned into a worldwide phenomenon that changed the lives of so many families for the better.
Peter’s unselfish contribution to the world has been significant, he is irreplaceable and unforgettable. He leaves a world that needs people like him more than ever now, he was ‘unique’, and though the journey will continue, as it must, we will all miss him greatly.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Natasha, and to Peter’s sons and all his family from all of us at the WAPF Ireland family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.