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.”

Neville – Sarah Davis (Cis), 5th August 2018, peacefully, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Deeply loved wife of Harry, devoted mother of Mark, mother-in law of Karen, cherished nanny of Scott, Craig and fiancée Laura, dearly loved aunt of Robin, Elke and Christopher. A Service of Thanksgiving for Cis’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Thursday 9th August 2018 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Immediate family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Cis, if desired, may be made payable to either S.A.N.D.S or the Renal Unit (Ulster Hospital) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Two tired hands are resting, the voice we loved is still, the one who did so much for us, is resting at God’s will.”

Robinson – James Edward (Jim), died August 5th 2018, at hospital, late of Bog Road, Portavogie. Loved and loving husband of Jeannie, devoted father of Ruth and the late Agnes, father-in-law to Stephen and loving grandfather to Laura. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jim’s life will be held at 1.00pm on Wednesday 8th August 2018 in St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Ballyeasboro, followed by committal in the adjoining graveyard. House private by request. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jim, if desired, may be made payable to the Intensive Care Unit, Ulster Hospital c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Re-united with his loved one.”

Darragh – Anne (née McClean), 30th  July 2018, peacefully at her home, Strand Park, Ballywalter, her loving family by her side. Dearly loved mum of Thomas, Jonine, George and Joanne, cherished sister, aunt, nanny and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Anne’s life will be held at 4.30pm on Friday 3rd August 2018 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Anne, if desired, may be made payable to the MacDermott Unit (Ulster Hospital) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  “In life she lived for those she loved and those she loved remember. Till we meet again.”

McGarry – Alice (née Hewitt), 21st July 2018, peacefully, at home, late of Sandpiper Avenue, Ballyhalbert. Beloved wife of Denis, cherished sister, aunt and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Alice’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Thursday 26th July 2018 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. “God saw her getting weary and cure was not to be, He put His arms around her and whispered come to me.”

Leckey – Geraldine (née Moore), 13th July 2018, peacefully, at Ailsa Lodge Care Home. Dearly loved sister of Winifred and Francis. House and funeral arrangements strictly private honouring Geraldine’s personal wishes. “In Heavenly love abiding.”

Osborne – Anna Theresa (née Conway), 11th July 2018, peacefully, at Carnalea Care Home,  late of Innisfayle Crescent, Bangor. Beloved wife of Fred, devoted mum of Fred, Louise, Danny and the late Michael, dearly loved mother-in-law of Barbara and George, cherished granny and great granny. A Service of Thanksgiving for Anna’s life will be held at 10.45am on Tuesday 17th July 2018 in St Gall’s Parish Church, Carnalea, followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Anna, if desired, may be made payable to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “God saw her getting weary and cure was not to be, He put His arms around her and whispered come to me.”

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."