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Maginnis – Cecil, 7th February 2018, suddenly at home, late of Stewart Crescent, Ballywalter. Deeply loved husband of Christina, devoted father of Angela, adored grandfather of Chantelle and partner Kevin, great grandfather of C.J (Cecil Junior), Carson, Wee Kevin, Mya, Katie and Jacob, cherished brother-in-law of Eileen. A Service of Thanksgiving for Cecil’s life will be held at 11.00am on Monday 12th February 2018 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. No flowers please by request. “Safe in God’s keeping.”

McCombe – George, 2nd February 2018, peacefully at home, late of Strand Park, Ballywalter. Devoted husband of  the late Elizabeth (Lily), dearly loved father of Harriett, Billy, Roy, Lynda and George, cherished father-in-law, devoted grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather . A Celebration for George’s life will be held at 9.00 am on Wednesday 7th February 2018 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of George, if desired, may be made payable to The Royal British Legion c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.

Greeves – Yvonne (née Meenagh), 1st February 2018, peacefully, her loving family by her side,  late of Portavogie, formerly of Donaghadee. Deeply loved partner of Rodger, devoted mum of Phillip, Carol and Gareth, cherished mother-in-law of Jade, loving granny and great-granny. A Service of Thanksgiving for Yvonne’s Life will be held at 10.30 am on Tuesday 6th February 2018 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in St James’ Parish Churchyard, Moy, Dungannon. Flowers welcome or donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, may be made payable to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold, never selfish, always kind, these are the memories you leave behind.”

Thompson – Margaret (née Bailie), 20th January 2018, peacefully at hospital, her loving family by her side, late of Park Avenue, Ballywalter. Deeply loved wife of Norman, devoted mum of Adrian and Romayne, loving mother-in-law of Gillian and dear sister of Marie and brother-in-law Ernest. A Service of Thanksgiving for Margaret’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Wednesday 24th January 2018 in Glastry Methodist Church, followed by committal in Ballyhalbert Family Burial Ground. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Margaret, if desired, may be made payable to Glastry Methodist Church c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Burns – John (Burnsy), 15th January 2018, suddenly, as the result of a tragic accident, late of Ballywalter, formerly of Belfast. Deeply loved son of Margaret and Billy, cherished brother of Paul, Eddie, Jo and Lyndsey, loving fiancée of Stephanie and devoted dad to Lakoda, Paige, Cameron and future son, Baby John. Funeral from John’s sister Jo’s home, Moltke Street, Belfast at 1.00 pm on Monday 22nd January 2018, followed by interment in Movilla Cemetery, Newtownards. Flowers welcome. “No farewells were spoken, no time to say good-bye, you were gone before we knew, and only God knows why.”

Eccles – Beatrice, 29th December 2017, peacefully, at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, late of Main Street, Ballywalter. Loving and much-loved sister of Ruby and Ivan, cherished aunt and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Beatrice’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. House strictly private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Beatrice, if desired, may be made payable to Holy Trinity Parish Church c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold, never selfish, always kind, these are the memories you leave behind.”

McMillan – Dorothy Margaret, 21st December 2017, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Quarry Court, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of Reg, dearly loved mum of Tanya, Darron, Mark and Paula. A Service of Thanksgiving for Dorothy’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday 26th  December 2017 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of Dorothy, if desired, may be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Safe in God’s keeping.”

Glendinning – James (Jim), 3rd December 2017, peacefully, at Belfast City Hospital, his loving family by his side, formerly of Cookstown, late of Portview Heights, Portavogie. Beloved husband of Olive, dearly loved father of Ron, Norman and Joan, devoted grandfather and great grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jim’s life will be held at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 6th December 2017 in Ebenezer Gospel Hall, Main Road, Portavogie, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. House strictly private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Jim, if desired, may be made payable to Ward 2A (Cancer Centre), Belfast City Hospital c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Redeemed by the Precious Blood of Christ.”

Brown – Brian, called home, peacefully, 30th November 2017 at his lifelong partner Edna’s home, Moss Road, Millisle. Dearly loved  brother, uncle and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Brian’s Life will be held at 10.00 am on Saturday 2nd December 2017 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. No flowers please by request. “Be still and know that I am God.”

Smith – Carole Lesley (née Kelso), 17th November 2017, peacefully, late of Ballywalter. Beloved wife of Syd, devoted “Ma” of Alan, Colin, Stephen and Derek, dearly loved sister of Marie, cherished aunt and grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Carole’s life will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday 21st November 2017 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome. “We shared so much together, laughter, joy and tears, now all we have are the memories, of those happy years.”

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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."