Little– Brian Alexander, 13th May 2021, suddenly, late of Cardy Road, Greyabbey. Devoted husband of Jackie, much loved brother of Peter and his wife Linda, Alan and his wife Barbara, loving dad of Kimberly, Caroline and Lorraine, highly respected father-in-law of Ryan, Grant and Philip and proud grandpa to Rosie, Anna, Daniel, Caleb and George. Sadly, in order to adhere to current Government Guidelines, attendance at the Service of Thanksgiving for Brian’s life will be by invitation only. The Service may be viewed live by visiting “Trinity Greyabbey” Facebook or YouTube page on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Brian, if desired, may be made payable to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Peace is yours, memories ours.”

Orr – Joseph (Joe), Called Home, 15th April 2021, peacefully, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Ballywalter Road, Greyabbey. Beloved husband of Mary Eleanor, dearly loved dad of Mary, Jean, William, Wilma and the late Heather, highly respected father-in-law of John, Stephen, David and Irene, adored granda and great-granda. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the Service of Thanksgiving for Joe’s life will be private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Joe, if desired, may be made payable to Prostate Cancer UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Till we meet again.”

Hearn– Thelma, Called Home on the 12th April 2021, peacefully, at Seaview Private Nursing Home, Bangor, formerly of Robinson Crescent. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth, deeply loved mum of Janet (Arnold) and Ruth (Smith), highly respected mother-in-law of Donald, adored granny of Christopher, Jonathan, Cameron and Emma. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations the funeral arrangements are private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Thelma, if desired, may be made payable to either CMS Ireland or Mission Aviation Fellowship c/o Adair Funeral Directors,78 Main Street Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “I know that my Redeemer lives.”

McKeown – Lorraine, 5th April 2021, peacefully, at home, her loving family by her side, late of Springvale Road, Ballywalter. Dearly loved wife of Trevor, loving mum of Susan and Creenagh. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the Service of Thanksgiving for Lorraine’s life will be private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Lorraine, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her entire family circle and her many friends. “God called your name so softly that only you could hear, and no-one heard the footsteps of the Angels drawing near. It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.”

Miskimmin– George, 4th April 2021, peacefully, at home, late of Inglewood Park, Bangor. Dearly loved husband of Elsie, loving dad of Derek, Joan and Cathrine. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations the funeral arrangements are private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of George ,if desired, may be made payable to the Northern Ireland Hospice c/o Adair Funeral Directors,78 Main Street Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Lovingly remembered by his wife, son, daughters and the entire family circle. “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.”

Wallace – Alisdair, 1st April 2021, suddenly, as the result of a tragic accident, late of Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin. Precious son of Hazel and the late Archie, dearly loved brother of Audrey, adored uncle, cousin and friend. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the Service of Thanksgiving for Alisdair’s life will be private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Alisdair, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his entire family circle and his many friends and fellow musicians. “God is Love.”

Whyte – James Allen, 17th March 2021, late of Whitechurch Road, Ballywalter. Beloved brother of Hilda and Heather, brother-in-law of Tony and David and uncle of Kent, Gareth, Allen and Jamie. Deeply mourned.

Wilson – Selina Muriel, 25th February 2021, peacefully, at hospital, in her 99th year, late of Broadway, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Hubert, loving mother of Heather, highly respected mother-in-law of Robert, cherished grandmother of David and his wife Michelle, Richard and his wife Anouska, Michael and his partner Heather and adored great-grandmother of Freya and Willow. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations the funeral arrangements are strictly private. Family flowers only please. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle and her many friends. “Safe in God’s keeping.”

Hamilton – Ian, 23rd January 2021, suddenly, but peacefully, late of Ballywalter. Dearly loved dad of Michael, Mark, Ian and Anthony, highly respected father-in-law, adored granda of Rebecca, Emily, Kyle, Brad, Nathan, Dylan and Ethan. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations the funeral arrangements are strictly private. Family flowers only please. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle. “No farewells were spoken, no time to say good-bye, you were gone before we knew, and only God knows why.”

 

Moore – Carolyn (née Gunning), born 11th December 1950, died peacefully at home, 14th January 2021, late of Altona Manor, Holywood. Beloved wife of the late Maurice, much loved mum of Suzanne, Oliver and the late Louise, dear sister of Thomas, long standing sister-in-law of Brenda Hendren and adored grandma “Amie” to Theodore and Lorcan. A private Service of Thanksgiving for Carolyn’s life will be held due to current Government Regulations. No flowers please by request. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle and the many she touched throughout her full life.

1 2 3 15

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."