‘Remarkable’ wife of peace campaigner dies aged 91

The “remarkable” wife of a high-profile peace campaigner has died at the age of 91.

Joan Wilson’s daughter Marie, a student nurse, was among the 11 people killed in the Enniskillen bomb in 1987.

A 12th victim of the no-warning blast at a Remembrance Sunday event died 13 years later having never woken from a coma.

Mrs Wilson’s husband Gordon, who was injured in the same blast, became noted when he called for forgiveness and reconciliation.

He died in 1995.

Mrs Wilson went on to write a book about bereavement called All Shall Be Well.

She died on Friday.

In a statement issued by WT Morrison Funeral Directors, the Wilson family described her as a much-loved mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother.

“The family of the late Joan Wilson wish to express their deep appreciation for the messages of condolence since the passing of a much-loved mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother earlier today,” they said.

“For now, the family kindly ask for privacy so they can begin to come to terms with the loss of a remarkable woman after 91 years.”

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