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Tributes paid, after passing of Castletown community figure Derek Cain

Derek Cain along with his wife Melville Cain at Tynwald Day

Mr Cain described as 'loving and good humoured' by family and friends

Tributes have been paid following the death of retired pharmacist and former chairman of Castletown Commissioners, Derek Cain.

Mr Cain, who served the people of Castletown as a member of the local authority for more than 30 years, passed away recently from coronavirus.

As a mark of respect, flags at the old capital’s town hall have been lowered.

Described as a ‘loving and good humoured’ man by his family, tributes have been paid to Mr Cain from all quarters.

Former Castletown commissioner and MHK Richie Ronan says he remembers Mr Cain’s ‘brilliant humour’ and called his passing a ‘sad loss’ to the town.

Current chairman of the board Richard McAleer says it’s ‘very sad news indeed’, and says his thoughts are with Mr Cain’s family.