Former NWCU Secretary and Treasurer Jim Lindsay has died in Altnagelvin Hospital after a long illness.

He was an integral part of the NW for almost 30 years, and was often seen at his indefatigable best organizing the Senior Cup final and the NW annual awards dinner.

A journalist by trade, he started in the Londonderry Sentinel in 1961 as a 16 year-old, and went on to work for the Derry Journal, Belfast Telegraph and BBC.

He played a pivotal role in the establishment of BBC Radio Foyle in his native city, where he filled a variety of roles including newsreader and station manager.

He was awarded a lifetime membership of the NUJ in 2010.

He is survived by his wife Norma, children Laurie and Kathryn, daughter-in-law Helena, grandson Clarke his brother Hugh and sister Valerie.

Funeral leaving his home, 43 Rockport Park at 1.30pm for 2.00pm Service in All Saints Clooney Church on Tuesday 25th February, followed by burial in Ballyoan Cemetery.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.