Crawford – Ernest Andrew, 31st January 2019, peacefully at hospital, late of Hazeldene Park, Bangor. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ernest’s life will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday 5th February 2019 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Ernest, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his nephews and nieces.

Kerr – Eleanor (Ella), 29th January 2019, peacefully, late of Edgewater Lodge Care Home, Donaghadee, formerly of Inishargy Road, Kircubbin. Dear sister of the late John, sister-in-law of Elizabeth and cherished aunt of David. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ella’s life will be held at 11.00am on Friday 1st February 2019 in Trinity Free Presbyterian Church, Portavogie, followed by committal in Kircubbin Presbyterian Churchyard. “With Christ which is far better.”

Wilson – Mary, 19th January 2019, suddenly, late of Roseville, Bangor, formerly of The Links, Donaghadee. Devoted wife of the late Andrew, dear mother of Kim and Gillian, cherished grandmother of Philip, Rebecca, Aisling, Andrew and Ruairi and adored great-grandmother of Molly. Mary will be laid to rest at her birthplace, the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides, West Coast of Scotland, on Thursday 24th January 2019. “Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family.”

Gracey – Cyril Ian, 6th January 2019, peacefully, at hospital, his daughters by his side, late of Donaghadee. Loving husband of Anne and dear father of Joanne, Nicola and Peter. Funeral Service will take place at 11.30am on Saturday 12th January 2019 in Roselawn Crematorium. Family flowers only please.  Donations in memory of Cyril, if desired, may be made payable to Motor Neurone Disease Association Northern Ireland c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  Lovingly remembered and sorely missed by all the family.

Gallagher – Anne Mary (née O’Reilly), 6th January 2019, peacefully, at Beverly Lodge Nursing Home, late of Ardcuan Drive, Newtownards. Beloved wife of Phil, devoted mum of Allen and David, dearly loved granny of Sidnee and Emily, cherished sister, mother-in-law and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Anne’s life will be held at 11.00am on Thursday 10th January 2019 in Movilla Abbey Church following a private family committal. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Anne, if desired, may be made payable to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  “Safe in God’s keeping.”

Polley – Desmond Brian, 9th December 2018 (suddenly). Beloved husband of Belinda, devoted daddy to Ryan, Caitlin and Madison, deeply loved son of Samuel and Sylvia, dearly loved brother of Sonya, David and the late Allen, adored son-in-law of David, cherished brother-in-law, uncle and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Brian’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Thursday 13th December 2018 in Carrowdore & Ballyfrenis Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Ardkeen Parish Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Brian, if desired, may be made payable to Simon Community c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, “Peace after suffering.”

Kelly (née Boyd) – Karen Elizabeth (Kaz), 29th November 2018, suddenly at hospital, surrounded by her loving family and friends, late of Kilkeel and Greyabbey.  Much loved mum of Nathan and Aaron, dearly loved daughter of Gloria and the late Samuel Hill Boyd, cherished sister of David, Gloria, Lyle and Mark. Funeral Service will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 4th December 2018 in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey, followed by burial in Greyabbey Cemetery. All enquiries to Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ (028 427 57222). Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends.

James – Gwen, 23rd October 2018, suddenly at home, late of Strand Park, Ballywalter. Deeply loved daughter of Elizabeth (Lilia), devoted wife of the late Philip, loving and dearly loved mum of Julie and Elizabeth, cherished sister, nana and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Gwen’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 30th October 2018 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Gwen, if desired, may be made payable to Assisi Animal Sanctuary c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “God called your name so softly, that only you could hear, and no-one heard the footsteps of the Angels drawing near. It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.”

 

Beggs – Madeline (née Curry), 8th October 2018, peacefully at home, her loving family by her side, late of Portavogie Road, Ballyhalbert. Devoted wife of the late John, loving and deeply loved mum of Elizabeth, Alison and James, cherished granny and great granny. A Service of Thanksgiving for Madeline’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Thursday 11th October 2018 in Glastry Methodist Church, followed by committal in Ballyhalbert Family Burial Ground. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Madeline, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Friends welcome at her daughter Elizabeth’s home, 2 Castle Meadow Park, Cloughey BT22 1GB. “God called your name so softly, that only you could hear, and no-one heard the footsteps of the Angels drawing near. It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.”

Gibson – Elsie, 27th September 2018, peacefully at hospital, late of Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin. Devoted wife of the late Hugh, loving and deeply loved mum of Eleanor and Erin, mother-in-law of David and Jayne, cherished granny of Chelsea and Dylan.  Funeral Service will be held at 1.00pm on Monday 1st October 2018, at her late home, followed by committal in Kircubbin Presbyterian Churchyard. “At Rest.”

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."