Heaybourne – Richard Noel, passed away and called home, peacefully, in hospital, on the 18th February 2022, late of Ballycastle Road, Newtownards. Dearly loved husband of Jeananna, much loved father of Richard-John, Elizabeth-Ann and Jenny and adored papa of Nathan, Travis, Becca and great-grandson Dalton. Family home strictly private and by invitation only. A Service of Thanksgiving for Richard Noel’s life will be held at 11.00am on Tuesday 1st March 2022 in Adair Funeral Home, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery, Ballywalter at 12 noon. Covid-19 Guidelines will apply. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Richard Noel, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered.

McCormick – Irene (née Cairns), 19th February 2022, peacefully, late of Grange Road, Bangor. Dearly loved wife of Wallace, much loved mother of Pauline and Mark, highly respected mother-in-law of Jim and Veronica and adored granny of Mia. A Service of Thanksgiving for Irene’s life will be held at 1.00pm on Wednesday 2nd March 2022 in Carnalea Methodist Church. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Irene, if desired, may be made payable directly to Assisi Animal Sanctuary, 1 Old Belfast Road, Conlig BT23 7PU. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all her family.

Richard – Elizabeth, 16th February 2022, late of Ballyhalbert. Devoted mother of the late Lilian. Funeral arrangements strictly private. “At peace.”

Baird – Noel, 15th February 2022, peacefully, at home, his loving family by his side, late of New Court, Portavogie. Soulmate of his partner Sharon, deeply loved dad of Sarah-Louise, Adam and Emily, adored step-dad of Andrea, Amanda and Alan and devoted granda of Lucas, Logan, Hayley, Zack and Roxi. House private please. Funeral from his home at 11.00am on Saturday 19th February 2022, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Noel, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “At peace.”

Fynn – Douglas Aubrey, 2nd February 2022, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Barrhall Residential Home, Portaferry, formerly of Ballywalter. Beloved husband of Rhoda, much loved father of Pamela (McCullough) and Roger, highly respected father-in-law of Angela, cherished papa and great-papa. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, house and funeral arrangements are private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Douglas, if desired, may be made payable to Donaghadee R.N.L.I c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his entire family circle.

Turner – Patricia (Pat), 26th January 2022, her loving family by her side, late of Ballygelagh Road, Kircubbin. Mum of Carolyn, Nicola and the late Stephen. House and funeral arrangements strictly private. No flowers please, by request. Donations in memory of Pat, if desired, may be made payable to either Age Concern or Cancer Research UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. At Rest.

Moore – Margaret Eveline (Peggy), 17th January 2022, peacefully, at Croagh Patrick Care Home, Donaghadee, in her 101st year, formerly of New Court, Portavogie. Beloved wife of Bill and dear mother of Andy. A Service of Thanksgiving for Peggy’s life will be held at 12.30pm on Tuesday 25th January 2022 in Adair Funeral Home. No flowers please, by request. Donations in memory of Peggy, if desired, may be made payable to Macular Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “You fell asleep with no good-byes but memories of you will never die.’’

Gulliver – Colin Thomas, 10th January 2022, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of New Court, Portavogie. Loving husband of Eileen, dearly loved dad of Angela and her partner Marty, devoted granda to Rhys, Maddox and Hudson. House and funeral arrangements strictly private. No flowers please, by request. Donations in memory of Colin, if desired, may be made payable to Parkinson’s UK Northern Ireland c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “Your restless days are over; your sleepless nights are past. God put His arms around you and gave you peace at last.’’

Boyle – Agnes (née Angus), 8th January 2022, suddenly, late of New Road, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of the late Joseph, dearly loved mother of Alex, Valerie, June and Rosemary, highly respected mother-in-law of Lesley, David, Desmond and Graham, cherished grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.  A Service of Thanksgiving for Agnes’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 12th January 2022 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, following a private family committal. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Agnes, if desired, may be made payable to Children’s Heartbeat Trust NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “Silent thoughts of times together, hold memories that will last forever.”

Shaw – Peter (Shawsy), 24th December 2021, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Devoted daddy of Brandon and Abigail, soulmate of his partner Katharine and great friend to her daughter Hollie and her two boys, dearly loved son of Dessie and the late Sandra, cherished brother of Gillian and her husband Gary, Roderick and his wife Tracey and Kara and her husband Philip and adored uncle of all his nieces, nephews, their partners, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Celebration for Peter’s life, for family and close friends only, due to current Government Regulations, will be held at 10.30 am on Friday 31st December 2021 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery at 12 noon. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will leave Adair Funeral Home at approximately 11.00am via Main Street, Well Road, Park Avenue, to pass Peter’s home at approximately 11.30am. Friends welcome at Peter and Katharine’s home throughout Thursday 30th December 2021. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Peter, if desired, may be made c/o Adair Funeral Directors, to be forwarded to a future nominated charity. Everyone will be made welcome at Abbey Villa Football Club, Millisle, following the interment. “You’ll never walk alone.”

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."