Tributes have been paid to a Belfast-born minister who has died from Covid-19 in a Canadian nursing home.
Rev Hugh Hanna Gorman, who was in his early 80s, passed away peacefully on Monday morning in Calgary.
He is survived by his two sons Wesley and Timothy. His South African-born wife Joan died in 2015.
Close friend Rev Ronnie McCracken told the Belfast Telegraph that Rev Gorman had led a remarkable life after a turbulent youth that saw him kicked out of the Army and thrown in prison for burglary.
Brought up in Sandy Row, with little work around he joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers as a teenager.
Disliking authority from the start, he was dishonourably discharged after being shipped out to Egypt during the Suez Crisis in 1956.
"Hugh told me he didn't get any medals as he spent most of the time locked up in a military prison," said Rev McCracken.
His crime was raiding the stock of a local bar for a party, and grabbing the gun off a young military police officer when confronted.
"They told him: 'Gorman, you're the biggest disgrace this regiment ever had.'"
He eventually found work with Belfast Corporation as a binman on the Malone Road.
"The only problem was that when people were on holiday, Hugh burgled the houses," added Rev McCracken.
He was arrested and served 18 months in Crumlin Road Gaol.
"He was just a typical tough guy, you know. When he was released even his father didn't want him home."
His life changed after a local minister convinced him to attend a church meeting.
"From that point he never looked back," Rev McCracken said.
He met his future wife Joan when he decided to study at a Bible college in Glasgow, with the couple marrying in 1959.
Emigrating to Canada, he spent his final two years in a care home.
"He never lost his Belfast wit," Rev McCracken said, who last visited him in July.
"He would ask me: 'Is that hotel I used to live in on the Crumlin Road still there?'
"I had hoped he could travel home to give his life story in the Crumlin Road visitor centre."
Taking ill with Covid-19 two weeks ago, Rev Gorman had suffered from a high fever and coughing.
"His son Wesley hadn't been able to visit him for about two months because of the virus. But they were able to let him in last week dressed in all the protection gear," Rev McCracken explained.
"When he was leaving on Sunday he told his dad he loved him and he was able to say 'and I love you, son'. So, that was the last words they were able to share."