Grinnell – Patricia (Pat), 26th April 2020, peacefully, in the tender care of Marie Curie Hospice, late of Bexley Meadow, Bangor. Beloved wife of Charles, devoted mum of Nichola and Carol, cherished sister, aunt, granny and friend. Sadly, due to the current public health crisis, the funeral will be private and restricted to a small family gathering. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Pat, 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 by the entire family circle. “The Lord is my shepherd.”

McVea – Ruth, 17th April 2020, peacefully at hospital, late of Manse Road, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of Eric, devoted mum of Peter and Christine, highly respected mother-in-law of Susanne and Jim, cherished sister, aunt, nanny, great-nanny and friend. Sadly, due to the current public health crisis, the funeral will be private and restricted to a small family gathering. Family flowers only please. Will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle. “Till we meet again. At home with the Lord.”

White – Madeline, 29th February 2020, peacefully, late of Scrabo Isles Private Nursing Home, Newtownards, formerly of Ballygowan.  Funeral arrangements strictly private please. “At Rest.”

Montgomery – Samuel Warnock (Sammy), 16th February 2020, peacefully, at hospital, late of New Close, Portavogie. Devoted husband of the late Lyla, dearly loved daddy of Adelaide, Wilmer and Jim, highly respected father-in-law of John, Carole and Sue, cherished granda of Sharon and her husband Dave, Pauline and her husband David, Victoria and Melanie, adored great-granda of Jordan and Flynn. Funeral Service will be held at 1.30pm on Thursday 20th February 2020 in New Road Gospel Hall, Portavogie BT22 1EN, followed by burial in Kirkistown Cemetery. House private. Family flowers only please. “At home with his Lord.”

Mackey – Ellen, 7th February 2020, suddenly, in Cyprus, late of Silverbirch Road, Bangor. Much loved wife of Noel, loving mum of Conor and Victoria and Martin and Sarah, stepmother to Elizabeth and Phillip, devoted granny to Molly, Rohan, Arlo and Harper. Service from her late home, 125 Silverbirch Road, Bangor BT19 6FA at 2.00pm on Tuesday 18th February 2020, followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Ellen, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family.

Osborne – Fred, 2nd February 2020, peacefully, at Carnalea Care Home, his loving family by his side, late of Innisfayle Crescent, Bangor. Beloved husband of the late Anna Theresa, devoted dad of Fred, Louise, Danny and the late Michael, dearly loved father-in-law of Barbara and George, cherished granda and great-granda. A Service of Thanksgiving for Fred’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 5th February 2020 in St Gall’s Parish Church, Carnalea, followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Fred, if desired, may be made payable to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “God saw him getting weary and cure was not to be, He put His arms around him and whispered come to me.”

Reid – Winston, 30th January 2020, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Cherrymount Park, Bangor. Beloved husband of Gloria, dearly loved father of Colin and Susin, cherished father-in-law of Alison and devoted grandfather of Emma and Lewis. A Service of Thanksgiving for Winston’s life will be held at 10.30am on Monday 3rd February 2020 in Groomsport Parish Church followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Winston, if desired, may be made payable to either Marie Curie or Friends of the Cancer Centre c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.

Albert – Teresa, 26th January 2020, peacefully, at Kings Castle Private Nursing Home, Ardglass, Co. Down, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter.Devoted wife of the late William (Billy) and dear sister of Elizabeth and brothers Noel, Anthony and Martin.A Service of Thanksgiving for Teresa’s life will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday 29th January 2020 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter, BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery.Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Teresa, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors.Lovingly remembered by her sister and brothers and all her nephews and nieces.

Warnock – Sarah (Sybil), 18th January 2020, her loving family by her side, late of Portavogie. Devoted wife of the late Alan, dearly loved mother, grand-mother and great grand-mother, cherished sister, aunt and friend. Service from her late home, Hillside, Portavogie, at 11.00am on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 and thereafter to Kirkistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please.  Donations in memory of Sybil, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Peace Perfect Peace.” 

Smith – Kenneth Keith (Ken), 11th January 2020, peacefully, late of Saltwater Close, Ballywalter. Beloved husband of Margaret and dearly loved daddy of Alison and the late Diane. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ken’s life will be held at 11.00am on Thursday 16th January 2020 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of Ken, if desired, may be made payable to NI Children’s Hospice c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Absent from the body present with the Lord.”

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."