Richard – Lilian, 2nd June 2016, peacefully at home, late of The Moatlands, Ballyhalbert. Adored and adoring daughter of Elizabeth. House and funeral private please by request. “Just a heartbreak away.”

Shaw – John Adair (Jackie), 1st June 2016, peacefully at home, formerly of Cliftondene Crescent, Belfast, late of The Moatlands, Ballyhalbert. Beloved husband of Betty, loving and much loved dad of Paul, Jacqueline, Marc and Lesley, devoted grandfather and great grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jackie’s life will be held at 12 noon on Saturday 4th June 2016 in Glastry Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jackie, if desired, may be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “The Lord is My Shepherd.”

White – Wesley, 1st June 2016 (suddenly), formerly of Ballymacashon, Killinchy, late of Brae Place, Ballygowan. Deeply regretted by his brothers David, Andrew, Winston and Matthew and the entire family circle. A Service of Thanksgiving for Wesley’s life will be held at 10.30 am on Thursday 9th June 2016 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Loughview Cemetery at 12 noon. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Wesley, if desired, may be made payable to Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “At Rest.”

Dean – Douglas, 24th March 2016, peacefully, his loving wife Linda by his side, late of Ringbuoy Cove, Cloughey. House and funeral private please by request. Donations in memory of Douglas, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “You fell asleep with no good-byes but memories of you will never die.” 

Fernon – Ezena (Ina), 24th February 2016, peacefully at Croagh Patrick Care Home, Donaghadee, late of Arney Close, Cregagh. Devoted wife of the late Herbert Francis (Frank) Fernon, loving and much loved mum of Frances, Janet and Alwyn, cherished sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ina’s life will be held at 10.30am on Saturday 27th February 2016 in Glastry Methodist Church, followed by interment in Kirkistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, may be made payable to Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ pending a chosen future nominated charity. Friends and neighbours welcome to call at Ina’s daughter Janet’s home, 96 New Harbour Road, Portavogie. “Redeemed by the Precious Blood of Christ.”

Watters – Adrian, 13th February 2016, peacefully at home, late of Broadway, Ballywalter. Beloved husband of Patsy, loving and much loved dad of Andrea. A Service of Thanksgiving for Adrian’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Thursday 18th February 2016 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Ballyvester Cemetery. House private please by request. Flowers welcome. “No farewells were spoken, no time to say good-bye, you were gone before we knew, and only God knows why.”

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.”

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."