Hamilton – Robert James (Bobby), 25th November 2021, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Main Street, Ballywalter. Much loved husband of Beverley, adored dad of Georgia and Bradley, dearly loved son of Elizabeth and the late Bobbie and highly respected son in-law of George and June.  Funeral arrangements to follow. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Bobby, if desired, may be made payable to the ICU  Ulster Hospital, Dundonald c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.” A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.”

McKee (née Bell) – Mary Jane (Jean), 25th November 2021, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Shore Road, Ballyhalbert. Devoted wife of the late John, loving sister of Betty and the late Renee and John, cherished and adored aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jean’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Sunday 28th November 2021 in Glastry Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in the adjoining Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jean, 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 and lovingly remembered. “Safe in God’s keeping.”

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.

McMaster – Wilhelmina Doreen, 31st October 2021, peacefully, at Edgewater Lodge Care Home, Donaghadee, formerly of Portview Heights, Portavogie. Beloved wife of Ariel. A Service of Thanksgiving for Doreen’s life will be held at 11.00am on Friday 5th November 2021 in Glastry Methodist Church, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “You fell asleep with no good-byes but memories of you will never die.” At Rest.

Gallaher – Myrtle, 30th October 2021, peacefully, at home, late of Linnet Drive, Ballyhalbert. Beloved wife of Jack, loving mum of the late Michael, adored granny of Lisa and devoted great-granny to Jaxon. House and funeral strictly private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Myrtle, if desired, may be made payable to NI Children’s Hospice c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. You will always be in our thoughts.

Watson – William Harding, 23rd September 2021, peacefully, at Bramblewood Care Home, late of Rodney Park, Bangor. Beloved husband of the late Eileen, loving father of Andrew, Jonathan, Neil and Louise, grandfather of Louise, Catherine, Harry, Emma, Sophie, Ben, Michael and Faye and great- grandfather of Amelia and Sophia. A short graveside service open to all will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at Clandeboye Cemetery, Old Belfast Road, Bangor, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving for Harding’s life at 1:00pm in Bethany Baptist Church, Gransha Road, Bangor. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Harding, if desired, may be made payable to Baptist Missions c/o The Baptist Centre, 19 Hillsborough Road, Moira, BT67 0HG. Lovingly remembered by his whole family circle. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

Tate – Michael Alan (Jnr), late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Funeral arrangements strictly private. “At Rest.”

Ashe – Phyllis, 17th September 2021, peacefully, late of Inishargy Road, Kircubbin. A Service of Thanksgiving for Phyllis’s life will be held at 10.00am on Thursday 23rd September 2021 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her. ”At Rest.”

Maginnis – Christina (Chrissy), 13th September 2021, suddenly, late of Stewart Crescent, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Cecil, devoted mother of Angela, adored grandmother of Chantelle and partner Kevin, great-grandmother of C.J (Cecil Junior), Carson, Wee Kevin, Mya, Katie and Jacob, cherished sister of Eileen. A Service of Thanksgiving for Christina’s life will be held at 11.00am on Monday 20th September 2021 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. No flowers please by request. “Safe in God’s keeping.”

Kirkpatrick – Thomas Johnstone (Jaunty), 5th September 2021, peacefully, late of Shore Road, Ballyhalbert. Deeply loved son of Anne, brother of Samuel, Carol, Linda and Rodney, dearly loved brother-in-law, uncle and friend. A Celebration for Jaunty’s life will be held at 12 noon on Friday 10th September 2021 in Adair Funeral Home, followed by The Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory Jaunty, if desired, may be made payable to Beyond The Battlefield c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ .Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “In life he lived for those he loved and those he loved remember.”

1 2 3 17

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."