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.”

Gilmore – Eleanor (Ella) (née McCullough), 25th September 2018, peacefully, in her 94th year, her loving family by her side, late of Main Road, Cloughey.  Devoted wife of Sidney, deeply loved and loving mother of Rosemary, mother-in-law of William (Steele), precious Nana of Sharon (McClements), Thomas and Samuel, their spouses James Mark, Lorna and Naomi and  cherished great Nana of Joshua, Claire, Jude, Sarah, Philip, Chloe, Harry, Andrew, Alexander and Annie. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ella’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Friday 28th September 2018 in Trinity Presbyterian Church, Cloughey, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Ella, if desired, may be made payable to Radius Housing Dementia Friendly Peninsula c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Friends welcome at her daughter Rosemary’s home, 33 Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin. “In heavenly love abiding.”

McAuley – Vincent, 7th September 2018, peacefully, late of Westland Road, Ballywalter. Beloved husband of Norma, dearly loved stepdad of Gillian, Corinna and Peter, devoted granda of Thai and Nina. A Service of Thanksgiving for Vincent’s life will be held at 12.30pm on Tuesday 11th September 2018 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in Greyabbey Cemetery. House private. No flowers please by request. “At home with the Lord.”

Died August 22, 2018, at hospital, surrounded by her loving family, late of Rodney Park, Bangor. Beloved wife of William Harding and loving mother of Andrew, Jonathan, Neil and Louise. A short graveside service will take place on Saturday the 25th of August 2018 at 10.00am in Clandeboye Cemetery. A Service of Thanksgiving for Eileen’s life will take place afterwards in Bethany Baptist Church, Gransha Road, Bangor at 11.30am. Donations in lieu of flowers, in memory of Eileen, may be made to Baptist Missions, c/o The Baptist Center, 19 Hillsborough Road, Moira, BT67 0HG.
Lovingly remembered by her husband, sons, daughter, all the grandchildren and the family circle. “Absent from the body present with the Lord.”

Walker – John (Jackie), 8th August 2018, peacefully, at Seaview Private Nursing Home, late of Tonic Fold, Bangor. Beloved husband of the late Anne, devoted dad of John and Gail, cherished grandfather and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jackie’s life will be held at 10.30 am on Saturday 11th August 2018 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Jackie, if desired, may be made payable to Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “Safe in God’s keeping.”

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."