Steele – Harry Samuel, 30th August 2021, suddenly, late of Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin. Precious son of Samuel and Naomi, much loved brother of Alexander, Annie and Arthur. Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 10.30am on Friday 3rd September 2021 in Cardy Road Gospel Hall, Greyabbey, followed by burial in Kirkistown Cemetery, Cloughey, at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Harry, if desired, may be made payable to Air Ambulance NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.“The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1 V21

Kirkpatrick – Irene (née McCready), 30th August 2021, peacefully, late of Stewart Crescent, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Stanley, adoring sister of the late May (Walker), loving mum of May and Ross, highly respected mother-in-law of David and Sonia, devoted nanny to Matthew, Rebecca and Evan, cherished cousin and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Irene’s life will be held at 11.00am on Saturday 4th September 2021 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Ballyhalbert Family Burial Ground at 12.15pm. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of Irene, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren, friends and extended family circle. “Tired and weary you made no fuss, you tried so hard to stay with us, God closed your eyes and gave you rest, for He alone knows what is best.”

Lemon – Janetta (Etta), 13th July 2021, peacefully, at home, her loving family by her side, late of Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Johnny, deeply loved mum of Elaine, Anne and James, highly respected mother-in-law of Michael, Robert and Pamela, devoted grandmother to Leanne, Gary, Nicola, Jessica, Keira, Thomas and Alycia, great-grandmother to Riley, Ollie, Johnnie, Lyla, Jenson and Maisie, cherished sister, aunt and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Etta’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Saturday 17th July 2021 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Sadly, in order to adhere to current Government Covid-19 Guidelines the number of attendees permitted access will be limited. Family flowers only please by request. Donations in memory of Etta, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.Will be sadly and sorely missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and extended family circle.

Pickering – Margaret, 10th July 2021, peacefully, at Marie Curie Hospice, her loving family by her side, late of Moyle Hill, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of Edward, deeply loved mum of Colleen and Edward, highly respected mother-in-law of Derek and Mary-Catherine, devoted granny to Finn and Jack, cherished sister, aunt and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Margaret’s life will be held at 10.00 am on Friday 16th July 2021 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Sadly, in order to adhere to current Government Covid-19 Guidelines the number of attendees permitted access will be limited. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Margaret, if desired, may be made payable to Holy Trinity Parish Church c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Your restless days are over, your sleepless nights are past. God put His arms around you and gave you peace at last.”

Thompson – Mary Kathleen, 4th July 2021, peacefully, her loving daughter by her side, late of Greyabbey. Loving wife of the late Edward Carlisle, devoted mother of Patricia and Carl. Funeral arrangements strictly private. No flowers please by request. She was dearly loved by those who knew her best. Precious memories will never fade.

Dalzell– William James (Billy), 19th June 2021, at home, aged 79 years, his loving family by his side, late of Stump Road, Ballywalter, formally of Lisburn. Beloved husband of Honor, deeply loved daddy of Mark, Annmarie, Finlay, Alan and Sarah Jane, adored grandad of Lauren, Jordan, Harry, Jacob, Molly, Max and Elice, cherished brother of Marie and Joan and loving uncle to his many nieces and nephews. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Billy, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “God has you in His keeping; we have you in our hearts.”

Patton– Kathlyne Margaret Grace, 26th May 2021, peacefully, late of Cowbarn, Shelsley Bank Farm, Worcester, formally of Ballywalter. Beloved wife of Derek, loving mum of Iain, Julian and Melanie, cherished sister, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt, cousin, teacher and friend. Sadly, in order to adhere to current Government Guidelines, attendance at the Service of Thanksgiving for Grace’s life will be by invitation only. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Grace, if desired, may be made payable to St Richard’s Hospice Foundation c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “The Lord is my shepherd.”

Rollo – Christine, 24th May 2021, peacefully, at home, her loving family by her side, late of Oak Avenue, Ballyhalbert, formally of Dunfermline, Scotland. Deeply loved wife of Rab, mum of Kathleen, step-mum of Senga, adored sister of Pauline, Ali, Susan, Katy and Tracey, cherished aunt and friend. Sadly, due to current Government Guidelines the funeral arrangements are private. No flowers please by request. “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.”

Little– Brian Alexander, 13th May 2021, suddenly, late of Cardy Road, Greyabbey. Devoted husband of Jackie, much loved brother of Peter and his wife Linda, Alan and his wife Barbara, loving dad of Kimberly, Caroline and Lorraine, highly respected father-in-law of Ryan, Grant and Philip and proud grandpa to Rosie, Anna, Daniel, Caleb and George. Sadly, in order to adhere to current Government Guidelines, attendance at the Service of Thanksgiving for Brian’s life will be by invitation only. The Service may be viewed live by visiting “Trinity Greyabbey” Facebook or YouTube page on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Brian, if desired, may be made payable to Air Ambulance Northern Ireland c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Peace is yours, memories ours.”

Orr – Joseph (Joe), Called Home, 15th April 2021, peacefully, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Ballywalter Road, Greyabbey. Beloved husband of Mary Eleanor, dearly loved dad of Mary, Jean, William, Wilma and the late Heather, highly respected father-in-law of John, Stephen, David and Irene, adored granda and great-granda. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the Service of Thanksgiving for Joe’s life will be private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Joe, if desired, may be made payable to Prostate Cancer UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “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."