Mayor saddened at death of Sister Clare Crockett in Ecuador quake

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Elisha McCallion.
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Elisha McCallion.

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Elisha McCallion, has extended her heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of the Londonderry nun who was killed in the earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend.

She said her thoughts and prayers were with the family of the late Sister Clare Theresa Crockett at this difficult time.

“I was really saddened to hear this news this morning. It is such sad news for her family and for the whole community who knew Sister Clare. I understand she had been working for some time at a school in Playa Prieta where she was a much loved and valued member of the community. The sympathies of the people of the Derry City and Strabane District Council go out to her family and friends, and indeed the wider Church community,” she said.

The 33-year-old nun was a member of the Home of the Mother Order and is understood to be one of more than 200 people killed in the earthquake.