The late Colin Peck was lovingly remembered with a service at St Columb’s Cathedral today. The service took place after a private family funeral earlier in the morning.
The Dean of Derry the Very Reverend Dr William Morton told the crowded cathedral that Colin had “many fine Christian qualities”.
“Amongst these qualities were a love for his family, his good nature, his kindness and sincerity, his humour and sense of fun,” he said.
“We remember the breadth of his vision, his intellectual capacity and his contribution to the fields of law, journalism and history.
“Colin also had a love of nature, his openness to new perspectives, insights, diversity and experimentation and we remember his creativity.
“As we celebrate Colin’s gifts and attributes, we rejoice that, called from this world’s scene, he now continues on the journey from uncertainty and randomness of this world to the peace, tranquility and order of things to come.
“Today we also have an opportunity to offer sympathy to Colin’s partner Alison and their children, Beatrix and Rawle; to Colin’s daughter Virginia and his ex-wife Rose Jane; to Alison’s son Xavier; to Colin’s sister Julia; to the family of his late brother Rory- Alexander, Jamie and Fionn, and their sister Lettice, Colin’s nieces and nephews respectively.”
The congregation was greeted by traditional Irish music and the service was interspersed with organic music my the Cathedral’s own Ian Mills and the memorial finished to ‘Be thou my vision’ and Elgar’s ‘Imperial March’.