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McCormickJohn Alexander, 5th December 2015, late of Blackabbey. Dearly loved brother of Janie, loving and much loved father of Anne, James and Andrew and devoted grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for John’s Life will be held at 11.00 am on Wednesday 9th December 2015 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. No flowers please by request. Friends and neighbours welcome to call at John’s sister Janie’s home, Strand Park, Ballywalter. “At Rest”

CullyWilhelmina (Mina),  née Paisley, 25th November 2015, late of Portavogie. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Cully, dearly loved mother of William, June and the late Andrew, devoted grandmother and great grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Mina’s Life will be held at 12.30 pm on Friday 27th November 2015 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Kirkistown Cemetery. House private. No flowers please by request. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “Redeemed”

McCreadyAnn, 29th October 2015, late of The Imperial, Donaghadee, formally of Ballywalter. Dearly loved mother of Carolyn and the late Stephen. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ann’s Life will be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday 3rd November 2015 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed  by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. “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.”

McIlroy – Thomas Alexander (Tom), 5th October 2015. Loving husband of the late Deborah, dearly loved father of Trevor and Derek, devoted grandfather and great grandfather. A Celebration for Tom’s Life will be held at 1.00 pm on Thursday 8th October 2015 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Tom, if desired, may be made payable to NI Hospice c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “To know him was to love him.”

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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."