The Board, Staff and members of CUMA are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Hume.

We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Pat and family at this sad time.

John was one of the driving forces for the establishment of the credit union movement in Ireland and was a founding member of Derry Credit Union in 1960, Northern Ireland’s first credit union. In 1964 John Hume became the youngest ever President of the Irish League of Credit Unions, aged 27 years, and served in this position until 1968. He remained involved in the credit union movement throughout his life despite the life changing peacemaking work he was involved in.

John was made a Life Director of the ILCU in 2001, only the second time this honour was bestowed, the other Life Director being Nora Herlihy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.