Richardson – John, 3rd December 2020, peacefully, at his home in Bangor. Beloved husband of the late Maureen and much loved dad of  John and Gary. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the funeral arrangements are private. Family flowers only please by request.  Donations in memory of John, if desired, may be made payable to N.I. Hospice c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sons ,daughter-in-law Lorraine and grand-daughters Olivia and Darcy “ The day thou gavest Lord has ended”

Killops – Evelyn (Eva), 18th November 2020, peacefully at her home, Brandon Terrace, Belfast. Beloved wife of the late Joseph and much loved mum of Norman, Brian, Bobby and Denise. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the funeral arrangements are private. Family flowers only please by request.  Donations in memory of Eva, if desired, may be made payable to Share Tanzania c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “Beloved, let us love one another. For love is from God. And whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”

Sales – Stephen Robert, 3rd November 2020, suddenly at home, Cloughey Road, Portaferry, his loving wife Elizabeth by his side. Much loved dad to Mark, Lee, Marty, Stacey, William and James. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the funeral arrangements are private. No flowers please by request.  Donations in memory of Stephen, if desired, may be made payable to Heart Research UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. A beloved husband, dad, granda and friend. Sadly missed.

Hall – Martha, 28th October 2020, suddenly at home. Wife of the late Alfie.  Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a private Funeral Service will be held for family and close friends only. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Martha, if desired, may be made payable to The Air Ambulance Service (N.I) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  Very sadly missed by her children James, Sarah and Martha, daughter- in-law Miriam, son- in-law Clifford and her grandchildren Ivy and Simon.  “With Christ Which Is Far Better.” Phil 1 V23

Petrie-Armstrong – William (Billy), 12th October 2020, peacefully at home, late of Stratheden Heights, Newtownards. Beloved husband of the late Irene, dearly loved dad of  Paul, Susan, Treve, Toria, Alana and Adam, father-in-law of Ann, Brian and Paul,  and devoted granda of Owen, Faith, Sophie and Jude. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a private Service of Celebration for Billy’s life will be held for family and close friends only. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Billy, if desired, may be made payable to NI Chest, Heart & Stroke Association c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  Will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. “At Rest.”

Muckle – Mary Ellen (Ella), 23rd September 2020, peacefully, late of Ballyboley, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of the late Eddie, devoted mother of the late Richard, cherished granny of Adam and Luke and proud great-granny of Daisy-May. Sadly due to current Government Regulations, a private Service of Thanksgiving for Ella’s life will be held for family and close friends only followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery at 11.00am on Saturday 26th September 2020. Flowers welcome.  Will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. “At Rest.”

Caughey – James, 20th September 2020, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Main Street, Greyabbey. Beloved husband of the late Brenda, devoted dad of Donna, Mandy, Sandra, Gary, Elizabeth and the late James, loving brother, granda and great-granda. A Graveside Service will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 in Greyabbey Cemetery. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will travel along Main Street, Greyabbey at approximately 10.45am en route to the cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of James, if desired, may be made payable to the Motor Neuron Disease Association NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  “We will never cease to miss you, we will never cease to care, in a special corner of our hearts, you will always be there. In life he lived for those he loved and those he loved remember.”

Bailie – Lilian, 9th September 2020, peacefully, late of Park Avenue, Ballywalter. Precious wife of John, adored mum of Karen and Gordon, dearly loved mother-in-law of Jonathan and Rebecca, loving nanny to Jennifer, Emily, Cameron and Benjamin, cherished sister and friend. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a Private Celebration for Lilian’s life will be held for family and close friends only. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will leave Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ at 12 noon on Monday 14th September 2020 en route to Whitechurch Cemetery via Main Street and Dunover Road. No flowers please by request. “Time slips past but memories last.”

Gamble – John Sidney, died 17th August 2020. Beloved husband of Doreen, brother of Enid, Ken and David. Family flowers only please by request. Donations in memory of Sidney, if desired, may be made payable to Ailsa Lodge Nursing Home c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by all his family. At home in the presence of his Lord and Saviour.

Bell – John Alan, 13th August 2020, peacefully, at hospital, his loving family by his side. Dearly loved husband of Gillian, dearest dad of Karen and David. A Committal Service will be held at 3.30pm on Tuesday 18th August 2020 at Roselawn Crematorium. A Celebration for Alan’s life will take place at a later date. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Alan, if desired, may be made payable to the R.N.L.I c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed.

1 2 3 14

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."