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.”

Barbour – Lilian, 13th October 2016, peacefully, at Rocky Acres Residential Home, Ballyhalbert, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late James Barbour, dearly loved mum of Rodney, Rosemary and Julie, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Lilian’s life will be held at 11.00am on Tuesday 18th October 2016 in Roselawn Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Lilian, if desired, may be made payable to the R.N.L.I (Donaghadee Branch) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.

McSpadden – Robert James (Roy), 23rd September 2016, late of Ballywalter. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family, friends and colleagues. A Service of Thanksgiving for Roy’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Thursday 29th September 2016 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome or alternatively donations in memory of Roy, if desired, may be made payable to The Royal British Legion (Ballywalter Branch) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Mizpah.”

Lemon – Martha, 15th September 2016, peacefully at home, late of Stewart Crescent, Ballywalter. Loving wife of the late Hubert Lemon, adored sister of Jean and the late Billy, dearly loved aunt, great-aunt and great- great- aunt A Service of Thanksgiving for Martha’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday 20th September 2016 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Martha, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Focus (NI) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Worthy of everlasting remembrance.”

Albert – William (Billy), 11th September 2016, (suddenly) but peacefully, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Devoted husband of Teresa, loving and much loved dad of John, Sandra, Billy and Debbie, cherished father-in-law of Sue, loving grandfather and great-grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Billy’s life will be held at 10.30 am on Thursday 15th September 2016 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Billy, if desired, may be made payable to the Intensive Care Unit, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. (Please make cheques payable to South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust). “Till we meet again.”

Moyce – Ivy Iris, 30th August 2016, formerly of Catford, Lewisham, late of Ballywalter. Loving and much loved mum of Asa, Garnet and Parris. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ivy’s life will be held at 2.00 pm on Thursday 15th September 2016 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by the entire family circle. 

Adair – Gertrude (Gertie), née Harkness, 11th August 2016, (suddenly) but peacefully, late of Springfield Road, Portavogie. Devoted wife of the late Leonard Adair, loving and much loved mother of Marilyn and the late Terence, cherished mother-in-law of Robin, adored grandmother and great-grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Gertrude’s life will be held at 2.00 pm on Monday 15th August 2016 in New Road Gospel Hall, Portavogie. followed by interment in Glastry Presbyterian Churchyard. Flowers welcome. “Redeemed by the Precious Blood of Christ.”

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."