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.”

Clarke – Beryl Audrey, 2nd January 2020, peacefully. Devoted mother of Geoff (Cannon), Rob and Andy, cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Beryl’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Friday 10th January 2020 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Beryl, if desired, may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Rest in Peace.”

Stacey – Richard Totten, 25th December 2019, peacefully, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Lord Street, Belfast. Devoted husband of the late Mary, dearly loved father of Richard, Dawn and Samantha, loving grandfather of Benjamin and cherished great-grandfather of Ryan. A Service of Thanksgiving for Richard’s life will be held at 1.30pm on Friday 3rd January 2020 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Richard, if desired, may be made payable to NI Hospice c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “We shared so much together, laughter, joy and tears, now all we have are the memories, of those happy years.”

Reid – Margaret Elizabeth (Peggy), 11th November 2019, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Millbank Court, Millisle. Devoted wife of the late William John (Billy), loving and deeply loved mummy of Audra, dearly loved mother-in-law of Jim, adored granny of James and Matthew, cherished great-granny, aunt and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Peggy’s life will be held at 11.00am on Thursday 14th November 2019 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery. Flowers welcome. “Silent thoughts of times together, hold memories that will last forever.”

Sproule – Sarah Elizabeth (Sadie), 26th October 2019, peacefully at home, late of The Tides, Portavogie, formerly of Aghyaran, Castlederg. Devoted wife of the late Wesley, deeply loved mum of Linda, Sylvia, Jack and George, cherished sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Sadie’s life will be held at 11.00am on Thursday 31st October 2019 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. “Time slips past but memories last.”

Elmes – Walter (Ken), 21st October 2019, peacefully at home, his loving family by his side, late of Ballywalter. Deeply loved husband of Yvonne, dearly loved father of Kenneth, Stephen and Michael, cherished father-in-law, grandfather and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ken’s life will be held at 11.00am on Friday 25th October 2019 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Ken, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “In life he lived for those he loved and those he loved remember.”

Bickerstaff – Hilda Evelyn, 11th October 2019, peacefully, at Holywood Care Home, formerly of Ashley Drive, Bangor. Devoted wife of the late Stanley and deeply loved mum of Anne, Margaret and John. A Service of Thanksgiving for Hilda’s life will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 17th October 2019 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Hilda, if desired, may be made payable to Holywood Care Home Residents Fund c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “We shared so much together, laughter, joy and tears, now all we have are the memories, of those happy years.”

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."