Tributes paid to late Pink Lady Geraldine

Tributes have been paid to cancer campaigner Geraldine McGurk who passed away at the weekend.

The Rosemount woman died on Saturday. She was a long-standing member of the Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group in the city.

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan, a friend and fellow member of the Pink Ladies, sent condolences to Mrs. McGurk’s family.

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“I am very sad to learn of the passing of Geraldine, my fellow Pink lady and friend. She was a tireless worker for the Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group in the city.

“During that time along with other members she has helped provide a range of support services for women, men and children affected by cancer. We are indebted to the work she has done over the years,” said Ms. Mullan.

Geraldine was the beloved partner of Tommy and the loving mother of Paula, Stephen, Kieran, Carol and Claire.

The late cancer campaigner was part of a delegation from the Pink Ladies that visited the European Parliament in Brussels in 2016.

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She helped persuade Francesco Florindi, Head of EU Affairs with the European Cancer Patient Coalition, an organisation collating information on access to treatment and services across Europe, to visit Derry in 2017 and address a Pink Ladies World Cancer Day event at the City Hotel.

She was laid to rest following Requiem Mass in St. Eugene’s Cathedral yesterday.

“I would like to send my condolences to her family circle and friends at this time. They are in our thoughts and prayers,” said Ms. Mullan.

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