Tremlett – Elsie, 6th December 2016, peacefully at Blair House Care Home, Newtownards, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Fred Tremlett, loving and much loved mum of Fred (junior) and Pauline, cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Elsie’s life will be held at 10.00 am on Friday 9th December 2016 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Elsie, if desired, may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “ A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold, never selfish always kind, these are the memories you leave behind.”

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."