Parkinson – Brian (Parky), 2nd November 2021, suddenly but peacefully, late of Harbour Road, Ballywalter. Dearly loved dad of Neil and loyal friend to many. A Celebration for Brian’s life will be held at 12.30 pm on Thursday 11th November 2021 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by burial in Movilla Cemetery, Newtownards at 2.00pm. Flowers welcome or donations in memory Brian, if desired, may be made payable to Diabetes UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

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."