Dalzell – Gary, 3rd August 2022, suddenly, late of New Road, Donaghadee. Dearly loved son of Ann and the late Jim, cherished brother of Sharon and loving uncle to Jade. A Service of Celebration for Gary’s life will be held at 3.30pm on Sunday 7th August 2022 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. No flowers please by request. Gary will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family both at home and abroad (America & Canada). “At Peace.”

Johnston – Alexander (Alex), 27th July 2022, peacefully, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Springvale Road, Ballywalter. Beloved husband of Agnes, devoted dad of Samuel, Leonard and Alex. A Service of Thanksgiving for Alex’s life will be held at 10.30am on Monday 1st August 2022 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery at 12 noon. Flowers welcome. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “Safe in God’s keeping.”

Williamson – Hugh, 5th July 2022, suddenly but peacefully, at Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, Scotland, late of Meadow Park, Ballywalter. Funeral arrangements private. Hugh will be repatriated and laid to rest with his late wife and soul mate Zillah. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.

Beswick – Joyce (née Saysell), 16th June 2022, peacefully, at Bramblewood Care Home, Bangor. Beloved wife of the late Raymond, dearly and deeply loved mother of Susan and David, highly respected mother-in-law of Kevin and Jeannette, adored granny of Shaun and Carly, nanny to Victoria and Hannah and great-grandmother to Jack and Grace. Funeral arrangements private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Joyce, 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. “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.”

Ennis – John (Junior), 12th June 2022, peacefully, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Devoted husband of Marie, adored father of Jill, Jenny and Alan, highly respected father-in-law of Alan and Carolyn. A Service of Thanksgiving for Junior’s life will be held at 11.00am on Friday 17th June 2022 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Greyabbey Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Junior, 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. “At Rest.”

Neville – Mark Henry, 11th June 2022, unexpectedly but peacefully, at Antrim Area Hospital, his loving family by his side, late of Westland Road, Ballywalter. Much loved son of Harry and the late Cis, cherished husband and soul mate of Karen, loving and proud dad of Craig and Scott, highly respected father-in-law of Laura, doting granda of his little princess Aria, adored son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin and loyal friend to many. A Service of Thanksgiving for Mark’s life will be held at 1.00pm on Wednesday 15th June 2022 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Mark, if desired, may be made payable to the I.C.U – Antrim Area Hospital c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “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.”

Ayre – Martha (Meta), Called Home 17th May 2022, suddenly, late of Whitechurch Meadows, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Billy, much loved mum of David and Louanne, highly respected mother-in-law of Lin and Michael, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. A committal will take place at 12 noon on Monday 23rd May 2022 in Whitechurch Cemetery, followed by A Service of Thanksgiving for Meta’s life at 12.30pm in Ards Evangelical Church, Loughries. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Meta, if desired, may be made payable to either Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital (Cardiff) or Waakisa Ministries c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Our hearts are broken at her sudden passing but we have the steadfast assurance of a final breath on earth and the next in Heaven. Precious memories of a wonderful lady we will never forget. Will be greatly missed by the entire family circle. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

Andrews – Stanley, Called Home 17th May 2022, peacefully, at Beverly Lodge Nursing Home, Newtownards, formally of High Street, Ballyhalbert. Dearly loved husband of June, adored father of Stanley, Sharon and Gary, highly respected father-in-law of Maureen, Noel and Rebecca, devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Stanley’s life will be held at 10.30am on Friday 20th May 2022 in Adair Funeral Home, followed by committal in Movilla Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Stanley, if desired, may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. “Redeemed by the precious blood of Christ.”

Winter – John, 2nd May 2022, peacefully, at home, late of Dunleath Drive, Ballywalter. Beloved husband of the late Lucille, father of Sean, step-father to William, dear brother of Margaret, highly respected brother-in-law of Billy, adored uncle of Sarah and Lindsay, loving grandfather of Janet, Beth, Adam, Josh and Emma. A Service of Thanksgiving for John’s life will be held at 10.30am on Saturday 7th May 2022 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery at 12 noon. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of John, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. “At Peace.”

McMaster – Margaret (née Bentham), Called Home – 1st May 2022, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Shore Road, Ballyhalbert. Beloved wife of Winston, adored mum, sister, aunt, granny and friend. Following a committal in Ballyhalbert Family Burial Ground on Thursday 5th May 2022 at 12 noon, a warm invitation is extended to join the family, for refreshments, at Ballywalter Bowling Club from 12.30pm. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Margaret, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “The Lord is my Shepherd.”

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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."