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.

Thompson – John, 9th January 2021, peacefully, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Beloved husband of Pamela, devoted dad of Gary, Linda, John and Jemma, highly respected father-in-law of Fraser and David and adored Papa John of Caoimhe and Caoilainn. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the Service of Thanksgiving for John’s life will be private. Family flowers only please. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, whilst observing social distancing guidelines, the cortege will leave Adair Funeral Home at 12 noon on Friday 15th January 2021. “Time slips past but memories last.”

McNutt – Anne (née Irvine), passed away peacefully at her home, 29th December 2020. Wife of the late Dr. Norman McNutt. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the Service of Thanksgiving for Anne’s life will be private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Anne, if desired, may be made payable to Girl Guiding Ulster c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  Much loved and will be greatly missed by all her family.

McCance – Norman, 16th December 2020, peacefully, at his home, Innishargie Road, Kircubbin, his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Betty, loving dad of Audrey and Pamela, highly respected father-in-law of Philip and David and adored granda of Jonathan and Andrew. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a private Service of Thanksgiving for Norman’s life will be held for family and close friends only. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will leave Glastry Methodist Church at 10.30am on Saturday 19th December 2020 via Tubber Road, Kircubbin en route to Greyabbey Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Norman, if desired, may be made payable to the Renal Unit, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.”

Keenan – Joanne (Auntie Jo), 9th December 2020, peacefully, following a short illness borne with incredible bravery, late of Brandon Park, Portavogie. Precious and deeply loved wife of Kenneth, adored sister of Janice, cherished auntie, great-auntie, sister-in-law, cousin and friend. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a private Service of Thanksgiving for Joanne’s life will be held for family and close friends only. For those wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will leave Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter at 10.30am on Saturday 12th December 2020 via Dunover Road en route to Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome.  Joanne’s ability to light up a room with her bubbly personality and infectious laugh along with her kindness and genuine caring nature will be sorely missed. Will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. “At Rest”

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.

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."