Derry MLA pays tribute to beloved brother

Pat Ramsey pictured with his brother Noel, who passed away this morning.
Pat Ramsey pictured with his brother Noel, who passed away this morning.

Derry MLA Pat Ramsey has paid tribute to his brother, Noel, who passed away this morning following a period of illness.

Taking to his Facebook page, Mr Ramsey wrote: “Noel has passed on this morning peacefully after a brave battle and is now at rest, there will be an explosion of love in Heaven today. Till we meet again. De Colores.”

At the recent Westminster elections, Derry’s MP Mark Durkan choked back tears when paying tribute to his party colleague for continuing to offer his support while Noel was so gravely ill.

He told those assembled at the count centre: ““I would like to thank Pat Ramsey, who did so at a time when he faces grave family illness but was unsparing in the effort that he put into the campaign and even today at a very sensitive and emotional time and I really appreciate that,”