6 Aug 2020
The Community Foundation offers its sincere condolences to the Hume family on the passing of John Hume, former leader of the SDLP, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Ghandi Peace Prize recipient, awardee of the Martin Luther King Award, Knight Commander of the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great, peacemaker, but above all, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
John’s leadership, service, passion, energy and relentless determination to achieve peace and reconciliation and see an end to the violence that ripped Northern Ireland apart for many years will be his legacy. There is no doubt that John was instrumental in helping Northern Ireland achieve the unthinkable and attain what, at times felt, the unattainable goal of peace. His drive and vision for a peaceful, shared and reconciled society is one which no matter our politics, we must all try to aspire to and work hard to achieve. “Respect for diversity”
Rest in Peace.