Colin Peck to be laid to rest later today

The late Colin Peck.
The late Colin Peck.

Tributes have been paid to the late Colin Peck who died suddenly at his Prehen home last week aged just 56.

The former war correspondent, who opened up the historic Prehen House to the public in recent years, is mourned by his daughter Virginia, loving partner Alison and their children Beatrix and Rawle, and will be laid to rest following services at his home and at St Columb’s Cathedral today.

Tina Carr, director of the Rory Peck Trust, named in memory of Colin’s brother, a fellow journalist killed filming a gun battle in Moscow in 1993, said: “It is with genuine and very great sadness that we report the death of our friend and supporter Colin Peck.

“A journalist and lawyer, based at various times in Moscow, Paris and Cologne, Colin freelanced for most major networks as a producer, cameraman and print journalist, working extensively on conflicts in Russia, Nagorno Karabakh, Abkhazia, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.”

A private service will take place at Colin’s home followed by an open service in St Columb’s Cathedral at 1.30pm.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu if wished to Rory Peck Trust c/o Adair & Neely Funeral Directors, 92 Duke Street, Londonderry BT47 6DQ