Keenan – James Hagan, 25th March 2017, peacefully at home, late of Harbour Road, Portavogie. Beloved husband of Mavis, dearly loved daddy of Yvonne, Shirley-Anne and Amanda, much loved father-in-law of George, Mark and Simon, cherished granda of Glenn, Mark and Jamie. A Service of Thanksgiving for James’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 28th March 2017 in St Andrew’s Parish Church, Ballyeasborough, followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. Flowers welcome. Deeply regretted by the entire family circle. “Anchored Safe in the Haven of Rest.”

Calvert – Florence Theodora (née Little), 6th March 2017, peacefully at home, in her 93rd year, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Dearly loved wife of the late Gerald, mother of Barry, Michael, Sheelagh, Peter and the late Denis, nana of Aaron, Róisin, Robert, Julie, Deborah and Nicola, great-nana of Alisha, Daniel, Benjamin, Shannon, Robbie, Charlotte and Ellie. A Service of Thanksgiving for Florence’s life will be held at 3.30pm on Thursday 9th March 2017 in Roselawn Crematorium. House private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Florence, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Deeply regretted by the entire family circle. “At Rest.”

Pyper – Elsie, 1st March 2017, peacefully at home, late of Movilla Road, Newtownards. Cherished wife of Raymond, devoted, loving and deeply loved mum of Louise and the late Julie. A Service of Thanksgiving for Elsie’s life will be held at 12 noon on Monday 6th March 2017 in Ballygrainey Presbyterian Church, following a committal service at 10.30 am in Roselawn Crematorium. House strictly private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Elsie, if desired, may be made payable to either Cancer Research NI or Segal House (Mencap Children’s Centre) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Mizpah.”

Muckle – Edith, called home, peacefully, 18th January 2017, her loving family by her side, late of Main Street, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of David, loving and much loved mum of Samuel, Adam, Audrey and Belinda, cherished grandmother and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Edith’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Saturday 21st January 2017 in Carrowdore & Ballyfrenis Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Edith, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

Newman – Florence Mary (May), 14th January 2017, late of Harbour Road, Ballyhalbert. Beloved wife of the late George Newman, dearly loved mum of Yvonne, Brian, Helen and Michael, devoted grandmother and great grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for May’s life will be held at 3.30 pm on Friday 20th January 2017 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of May, if desired, may be made payable to NI Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “The Lord is my shepherd.”

Eccles – Annie, née Starrett, B.E.M., 25th December 2016, peacefully at home, her loving family by her side, late of Briar Park, Ballywalter, formerly of Baden Powell Street and Cliftondene Crescent, Belfast. Beloved wife of the late James Eccles, dearly loved mum of Jim, Ray, David, Anne, Joy, Ian and the late Yvonne, devoted grandmother and great grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Annie’s life will be held at 9.30 am on Friday 30th December 2016 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in Dundonald Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Annie, 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.”

Dickson – Mabel Rae, 16th December 2016, peacefully, at Rocky Acres Residential Home, Ballyhalbert, late of Lismore Avenue, Bangor. Devoted daughter of the late Hugh and Harriet Dickson. A Service of Thanksgiving for Mabel’s life will be held at 10.30 am on Tuesday 20th December 2016 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Clandeboye Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Mabel, if desired, may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

Williams – Siobhan, 14th December 2016, suddenly but peacefully, late of Main Street, Ballywalter. Loving and much loved wife of Sam, devoted mum of Scott, adored daughter, sister and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Siobhan’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Saturday 17th December 2016 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome. “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.”

Tremlett – Elsie, 6th December 2016, peacefully at Blair House Care Home, Newtownards, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Fred Tremlett, loving and much loved mum of Fred (junior) and Pauline, cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Elsie’s life will be held at 10.00 am on Friday 9th December 2016 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Elsie, if desired, may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Society 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.”

Cully – Robert, 1st December 2016, suddenly, late of New Harbour Road, Portavogie. Beloved husband of Celia, loving and much loved father of Samuel, Joanna, Jonathan and Jayne, devoted grandfather, son and brother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Robert’s Life will be held at 1.00 pm on Tuesday 6th December 2016 in Portavogie Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Robert, if desired, may be made payable to the R.N.L.I c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “We cannot Lord Thy purpose see, but all is well that’s done by Thee.”

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."