Swain РB.E. (Ernie), passed away peacefully on Sunday 22nd April 2018. Dearly loved husband of Sheelagh and dear daddy of Deborah and Nicky.  A Celebration for his life will take place at 3.00 pm on Thursday 26th April 2018 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, may be made payable to The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Deeply regretted by the Calvert and Swain family circles.

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."