The family of Derry man, Martin McCrossan, last night thanked the many people across the city who have sent good wishes since his death.
Martin’s daughter, Charlene, speaking on behalf of her mum Sharon, and sister, Christina said they wanted to thank everyone for their kind words .
“There are just so many messages as my daddy was so loved by everyone and we really do appreciate them,” she said.
Martin McCrossan will be laid to rest on Tuesday following Requiem Mass in St Eugene’s Cathedral at 11.30am.
Tributes have been paid to the Derry tour guide who died suddenly on Friday following a short illness.
Many people from the city have taken to social media sites describing Martin as a legend, an ambassador, and a true son of Derry. A book of condolences has been opened at the Guildhall.
Martin McCrossan was well known in Derry for his walking tours which were only recently described by a travel journalist as the “best value for money on the planet.”
Just this week Martin, who had been in business for 21 years was awarded five stars from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
On Friday night as a sign of respect for Martin McCrossan, staff at Derry’s Playhouse lit the building up in a bright yellow colour, the familiar colour associated with Martin, his team and his trademark jacket.
Martin is survived by his wife Sharon, children, Christine and Charlene, sons-in-law Lorne and Jason and grandchildren, Bain and Tate. His wake will take place at his home at 6 Northland Parade.