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Harrison – Patricia Janet (Pat), née Stabler, 3rd February 2016, peacefully, late of Kingfisher Way, Ballyhalbert. Beloved wife of Arthur, loving and much loved mum of Nick, Wendy, Simon and Matthew, cherished grandmother and great grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Pat’s life will be held at 10.00 am on Monday 15th February 2016 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal at Roselawn Crematorium. Flowers welcome. “God saw her getting weary and cure was not to be, He put His arms around her and whispered come to me.”

Allen – Hazel, 20th January 2016, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Inishargy Road, Kircubbin. Absolutely devoted mother of Jonathan and Philip, cherished sister, grandmother and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Hazel’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Monday 25th January 2016 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Hazel, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.

Gilbert – Kate Mary (Kay), 5th January 2016, peacefully, at Movilla House, Newtownards, in her 100th year, late of Lyndhurst Court, Bangor. Devoted wife of the late Douglas Gilbert, loving and much loved mother of Mary and John, cherished grandmother and great grandmother. A Celebration for Kay’s life will be held at 11.30 am on Wednesday 13th January 2016 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Kay, if desired, may be made payable to R.N.L.I (Donaghadee Branch) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.

Gordon – Andrew, 24th December 2015, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Main Road, Cloughey. Beloved husband of Annie, dearly loved father of Lorna, Aaron, Vivienne and Oswald, devoted grandfather and great grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Andrew’s life will be held at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 30th December 2015 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Kirkistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Andrew, if desired, may be made payable to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “Till we meet again.”

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."