Mrs Hume handed away on Thursday in Londonderry following a brief sickness.
Her loss of life comes simply over a yr after that of her Nobel Peace Prize-winning husband John. His loss of life led to a flood of tributes from around the globe.
Pat died as she lived – surrounded by household, peacefully and beneficiant to the tip
A press release from the Hume household stated: “We’re heartbroken to announce the loss of life of Pat Hume at residence in Derry earlier this afternoon after a brief sickness.
“Pat died as she lived – surrounded by household, peacefully and beneficiant to the tip.
“Pat spent some days within the hospital within the days previous her loss of life and she noticed first-hand the excellent work that healthcare employees do, and the pressures that they’re going through attributable to Covid.
“She would prioritise public well being always. Funeral preparations can be introduced sooner or later which can adhere to Covid steering. The wake can be restricted to household solely.”
The household paid tribute to the medical employees who had cared for his or her mom in her closing days.
Mrs Hume had labored alongside her husband for a number of a long time, from the start of the civil rights motion within the 1960s by till after the signing of the Good Friday Settlement in 1998.
She was awarded the Irish Crimson Cross Lifetime Achievement award in 2018 and a basis honouring her and her husband’s peace and reconciliation work was launched final yr.
Present SDLP chief Colum Eastwood stated that with out Mrs Hume “there would have been no peace course of in Eire”.
Pat was John’s guiding mild. She was his fixed companion, sharing the street and easing the burden in essentially the most tough of instances
Mr Eastwood added: “The compassion, integrity and immense fortitude that outlined her unbelievable character breathed life into our peace over the course of an extended marketing campaign that, at instances, will need to have regarded like it could by no means bear fruit. Pat by no means gave up religion.
“Pat was, in fact, John’s guiding mild. She was his fixed companion, sharing the street and easing the burden in essentially the most tough of instances. After they got here beneath public strain and assaults on their residence for doing what they knew was proper, she remained his rock.
“The size of his achievement was made doable by the depth of her love. However she was, in her personal proper, a fierce champion for peace and justice.
“Pat holds a particular place within the hearts of the individuals of Derry. She would have achieved something for them and, in return, they liked her. Our metropolis is in mourning tonight for a girl who confirmed us unconditional compassion and assist daily of her life.
“All of us reside in an Eire that she nurtured, at peace with itself and free to set its personal future. It’s an unbelievable legacy that may by no means be forgotten.”
Mr Eastwood added: “My ideas are with Pat’s youngsters Aine, Therese, Aiden, John and Mo, her beloved grandchildren and their extensive circle of associates at this unbelievable tough time.”
Taoiseach Micheal Martin stated: “I want to prolong my deepest condolences to the Hume household on the loss of life of their beloved mom, Pat.
“A loyal spouse of Nobel prize winner, the late John Hume, she was his companion in household life and in political life.
“Pat and John labored facet by facet for many years, she was his trusted adviser at key political moments and his anchor of their beloved Derry.
“I need to recognise the large contribution Pat made of their life’s work for peace and stability on this island and her resilience and braveness on the trail to peaceable change.
“Her love and take care of John and their household and her dedication to serving to the neighborhood and other people of Derry means she can be a lot missed.”