Darragh – Anne (née McClean), 30th  July 2018, peacefully at her home, Strand Park, Ballywalter, her loving family by her side. Dearly loved mum of Thomas, Jonine, George and Joanne, cherished sister, aunt, nanny and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Anne’s life will be held at 4.30pm on Friday 3rd August 2018 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Anne, if desired, may be made payable to the MacDermott Unit (Ulster Hospital) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  “In life she lived for those she loved and those she loved remember. Till we meet again.”

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."