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Book of Condolence for John Hume

Book of Condolence for John Hume

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Jim Montgomery has opened an online book of condolence for residents of the Borough who wish to pay tribute to the former SDLP leader and Nobel Laureate for Peace, John Hume.
The Mayor said,

“John Hume was a man of huge political significance in Northern Ireland’s history. Steadfastly opposed to violence, his vision would play a major role in ending conflict, and founding the institutions that serve our people today. On behalf of the people of Antrim and Newtownabbey I offer sincere condolences to his wife Pat, his family circle, and his political colleagues.”

Messages of condolence for John Hume:




Deputy Mayor, Councillor Noreen McClelland John, you taught us well - politics is first and foremost about people. I will always remember your friendship, your leadership and your humanity. My sincerest condolences to Pat and the family at this very sad and difficult time. 4 Aug
Councillor Glenn Finlay Thank you for laying the foundations that we now all build upon. 4 Aug
Vena McCann Sincere condolences to Pat and family on the passing of John R.I.P. His values and hard work have left us all in better place.Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called children of God. 4 Aug
Charlotte Adair Such a privilege to have known a great man. RIP 4 Aug
Alderman John Smyth John Hume was a steadfast champion for peace who took the risks for us all and will be fondly remembered  4 Aug
Alderman Julian McGrath John Hume was a giant of Irish politics and history. The lessons we learned from him are as relevant today as they were then. Let his legacy be a lasting peace on this Ireland. Thoughts & condolences are with his family circle and friends.
4 Aug
Sinead Purse RIP John Hume .. my thoughts a prayers with his family and friends . A legacy is left behind to continue in a peaceful Northern Ireland. 5 Aug
Martin Rooney R.I.P John Hume such a sad loss to the whole of Ireland. 5 Aug
Charles Morgan What an amazing man, we are where we are today due to his tireless work so we could all live in peace. RIP John Hume. 5 Aug
Helen Callaghan What a fabulous man, we live in peace as a result of all he was. 5 Aug
Alderman Phillip Brett Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. 5 Aug
Robert McKenna Deepest condolences to the Family of John Hume on this difficult day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. A man of peace, a man of courage and an inspiration to us all. Rest in Peace John. Blessed are the peacemakers.
5 Aug
Mrs J Hughes Condolences to the family. 5 Aug
David Arthurs John was a great man and a true leader. He fought hard for peace in Northern Ireland and ultimately delivered it so that myself and my children could have a better future. He will be sadly missed. Deepest Sympathies to his wife Pat and the entire Family Circle. 5 Aug
Campbell Dixon With deepest sympathy to Johns family and gratitude for all that he stood for, the example he set and the legacy he has left. All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. When love comes in to your life, unrecognized dimensions of your destiny awaken and blossom and grow. Possibility is the secret heart of time.” ― John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
5 Aug
Tom Byrne John Hume a husband a father, a grandfather, a man of peace, a gentle forceful gaint & a true Irishman who devoted his life to giving Ireland a peace many thought was never possible. Thank you Mr Hume Rip. 5 Aug
Liam King R.I.P John you were a Giant of man in Politics on our Island & worldwide, let's hope current and future politicians here can keep working together for the hard work you put in over the troubles and hard times in past. 5 Aug
Geraldine Bardgett Rest in peace John. God bless xx 5 Aug
Jim McAlorum R.i.p John Hume a big loss to the whole of Ireland . 5 Aug
Grainne Teggart "The basis of peace and stability, in any society, has to be the fullest respect for the human rights of all its people." Words to live by and work for us all to continue. Your legacy will long live on. Rest in peace.
5 Aug
Joe McClelland John you were a giant in the land , brother Donovan knew you well and worked along side you, may you both rest in peace.
5 Aug
Eileen Rea RIP John a great man A man of piece will go down in history condolence to his family 5 Aug
Martin McGowan Ireland is a poorer country with his passing. Rest in Peace John. 5 Aug
Roisin Nic Lochlainn Thank you John for allowing my generation to enjoy the peace that our parents and grandparents never could. The legacy you have left in Ireland is invaluable. Ní bheidh a leithéad ann arís. Rest in peace. 5 Aug
Róisín Graham RIP John Hume and condolences to your family. Thanks for your legacy that will live on. 5 Aug
Margaret Murray A great man to all. May he finally get peace. 5 Aug
John Blair MLA So many of us are grateful for the peace and progress delivered through his work. Sincere sympathy to the Hume family and his many friends across the world. Rest in peace. 5 Aug
Avril We miss John Hume for he was a legend. 5 Aug
Geraldine Kelly A great statesman for peace rip. 5 Aug
Councillor Roisin Lynch Deepest and sincere condolence to Pat and the Hume family circle at this very sad a difficult time. John thankyou for your leadership and sacrifice which has given our children and grand children the opportunity to grow up in a peaceful Northern Ireland. John Hume a man of peace RIP. 5 Aug
Barry O'Donnell When John presented me with my A-Level certificate back in 2000 I didn’t fully appreciate the work that he (and others) had done to secure the peace that I had enjoyed the years previous and since. We are forever indebted to people like John who spent their lives working toward a peaceful and welcoming Northern Ireland. Rest in peace. 5 Aug
Monica Hart Let the legacy live on. 5 Aug
T Toner May you rest in peace xx 5 Aug
Roisin Mooney R.I.P John and condolences to all his family. 5 Aug
Niall O'Kane John’s tireless pursuit of peace and understanding in dark times means that many people grew up in a better world. His fortitude in the face of repeated disappointment and fear is a example to us all. 5 Aug
Cameron Doone A truly inspirational person who played a key role in helping so many people. He will be deeply missed. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. 5 Aug
Pauline Speer Gone but not forgotten.Peace be with you always John.Thanks for all your hard work and the legacy of Peace you left for all of us. 5 Aug
Karen Darragh Thank you for your commitment to ensuring peace on this island. We owe the relative peace we have today to you. Sincere condolences to your family. 5 Aug
John Bell Truly a man for all people.  14 Aug