Palmer – Andrena (née Bell), 20th September 2019, peacefully at her home, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada, her loving family by her side. Deeply loved mother of Elizabeth, Deborah, Shawn and the late Ken, dearly loved sister of Jean, Betty and the late John, cherished mother-in-law, grandmother, great- grandmother, aunt and friend. Honouring Renée’s personal wish to be laid to rest in her beloved village of Ballyhalbert, a Service of Thanksgiving for her life will be held at 3.00pm on Sunday 6th October 2019 in Glastry Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in the adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Renée, if desired, may be made payable to NI Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle. “At Rest.”

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"

The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."