Angus – Joan (née Johnston), 9th August 2019, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Ballygarvin, Kircubbin. Devoted wife of the late Joe, loving sister of Lena, Sadie and Fred, dearly loved mum of Edward, Christine, Ian, Kenneth and Noel, cherished mother-in-law, granny and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Joan’s life will be held on Tuesday 13th August 2019 at 2.00pm in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey. Friends welcome to call at her son Kenneth’s home, 22 Inishargy Road, Kircubbin BT22 2RG. Family flowers only please.  Donations in memory of Joan, if desired, may be made payable to the charity of your choice, either, Parkinson’s NI or Dementia NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Two tired hands are resting, the voice we loved is still, the one who did so much for us, is resting at God’s will.” 

McMillan – Margaret, 22nd July 2019, peacefully at hospital, her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Samuel (Wingrove Gardens, Belfast) and dear mother of Jim, Brian, Clare and the late Robert.  A Service of Celebration for the  life of Margaret will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 25th July 2019 in St Donard’s Parish Church, Bloomfield Road, Belfast, followed by committal in Magheradroll Parish Churchyard, Church Street, Ballynahinch (arrival approximately 1.15pm). Family flowers only please by request.  Donations in memory of Margaret, 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 by her loving sons, daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the entire family circle.  

Brown – John, 21st July 2019, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Silverbirch Road, Bangor. Devoted husband of the late Ann, big brother to Gerald and Julia (“his little sister”), dearly loved dad of Michael, adored father-in-law of Karen and cherished granda of Chloe and Daniel. A Service of Thanksgiving for John’s life will be held at 10.30am on Friday 26th July 2019 in Bangor Parish Church, followed by committal in Roselawn Crematorium at 1.00pm.No flowers or black ties please by request.  Donations in memory of John, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Two tired hands are resting, the voice we loved is still, the one who did so much for us, is resting at God’s will.” 

Jones – Peter Charles, 18th July 2019, at Croagh Patrick Care Home, Donaghadee, formerly of Abbey Road, Millisle. Peter’s Cremation Service will take place at 9.30am on Thursday 25th July 2019 in Roselawn Crematorium “At Rest.” 

Robinson – Elizabeth (Betty), 12th July 2019, peacefully at Bangor Care Home, formerly of Groomsport Road, Bangor. Betty was interred in Clandeboye Cemetery on Thursday 18th July 2019. Deeply regretted by the entire family circle.

Bingham – William (Billy), 3rd July 2019, suddenly but peacefully at home, late of Oak Avenue, Ballyhalbert. Deeply loved husband of Margaret, devoted dad and granda. Funeral Service will be held at 2.30pm on Monday 8th July 2019 in Roselawn Crematorium. Family flowers only please. “My soul mate.” 

Adair – Gibson (Gibby), 7th June 2019, peacefully, late of Springfield Gardens, Portavogie, formerly of Ballyhalbert. Devoted son of the late Burch and Fannie Adair. A Service of Thanksgiving for Gibson’s life will be held at 3.00pm on Sunday 9th June 2019 in Glastry Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in the adjoining churchyard. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends.. “At Rest.”

Winter – Elizabeth (Lucille), 24th May 2019, peacefully at home, late of Ballywalter. Beloved wife of John, devoted mum of William, deeply loved sister of Isobel and Ernest, cherished granny of Beth, Adam, Josh and Emma and dearly loved friend to many. A Service of Thanksgiving for Lucille’s life will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 29th May 2019 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please.  Donations in memory of Lucille, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “In life and death, Christ is our hope.” 

Hopes – Edith Jane, 21st March 2019, peacefully, at home, her loving family by her side, late of Ballyferris, Ballywalter. Devoted wife of the late Will, dearly loved mum of Gina, Joanne and William, cherished grandmother and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Edith’s life will be held at 11.00am on Saturday 23rd March 2019 in St Saviour’s Parish Church, Greyabbey, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Callers welcome at the family home from 4.00pm onwards on Friday 22nd March 2019. Donations in memory of Edith, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. 

Blakely – Maurice, 16th March 2019, peacefully, at hospital, his loving family by his side, late of Portavogie. Beloved husband of Christine and dear father of Megan and Ursula. A Service of Thanksgiving for Maurice’s life will be held at 11.00am on Thursday 21st March 2019 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please by request. Donations in memory of Maurice, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all his family and friends. 

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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."