Most people have their own views of politicians, often not flattering ones, but the people who know them best are their families. No one can read the interview with members of John Dallat's family in this newspaper today and not be moved. A tireless worker for community cohesion, he was first and foremost a man who loved his family.
He stood up to threats against his life because of his politics.
A terminal diagnosis of cancer reduced him to tears, but not to stopping his constituency work.
His political legacy is well known but his greatest legacy is in the memories he has left for his wife, children and grandchildren.