Walker – Mary-Ann (May) (née McCready), 11th August 2017, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Glasgow and formerly of Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy Walker, adored sister of Irene, cherished aunt and great-aunt. A Service of Thanksgiving for May’s life will be held at 2.00 pm on Monday 14th August 2017 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of May, if desired, may be made payable to Motor Neurone Disease Association (NI) c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “At home with the Lord.”

McConnell – David (Davy), 2nd August 2017, peacefully, late of Whitechurch Road, Ballywalter. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (Madge), devoted dad of David, Mark, Colin and John, adored grandfather and great grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Davy’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Monday 7th August 2017 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Davy, if desired, may be made payable to Northern Ireland Hospice c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “In life he lived for those he loved and those he loved remember.”

Thompson – Ellen (née Cardy), 31st July 2017, peacefully at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, her loving family by her side, late of Lemons Road, Portavogie. Beloved wife of David, cherished mum of Beverley-Anne and the late Joanne. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ellen’s life will be held at 1.00 pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 in Trinity Free Presbyterian Church, Portavogie, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery. Flowers welcome. “Redeemed by the Precious Blood of Christ.”

Moyce – Juliet Elizabeth (née Hare), 31st July 2017, peacefully at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, her loving family by her side, late of The Willows, Newtownards. Deeply loved wife of Asa, devoted mum of Asa, Anna and Danielle and cherished nanny of Asa, Max, Jenna, Nathaniel and Georgia. A Service of Thanksgiving for Juliet’s life will be held at 3.00 pm on Monday 7th August 2017 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Juliet, if desired, may be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Peace after suffering.”

Brownlee – Joan (née Brown), 21st July 2017, peacefully at her daughter’s home, Ballyatwood Road, Ballywalter. Dearly loved mum of Denise and son-in-law Syd. Funeral arrangements strictly private by Joan’s own request. No flowers please. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire family circle. “At rest.”

Cudmore – Margaret (née Patterson), 15th July 2017, peacefully at home, her loving family by her side, late of Coulters Hill, Kircubbin. Loving and much-loved mother, grandmother and sister. Funeral arrangements private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Margaret, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Peace after suffering.”

Calvert – Michael Gerald, 14th July 2017, peacefully at home. Dearly loved husband of Vi, son of the late Gerald and Florence, brother of Barry, Sheelagh, Peter and the late Denis. A Service of Thanksgiving for Michael’s life will be held at 11.30am on Wednesday 19th July 2017 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. Will be sadly missed by his many friends and the entire family circle.

Metcalfe -William Henry, 4th June 2017, suddenly at home, late of Demesne Avenue, Ballywalter. Dear brother of John (Jackie). A Committal Service will be held at 11.00am, on Friday 9th June 2017 in Whitechurch Cemetery, Ballywalter. Flowers welcome. Deeply regretted by the entire family circle. “At rest”

McCready – Bernadette (Bernie), 6th May 2017, suddenly at home, late of Meadow Close, Ballywalter. Beloved wife of John, dearly loved mum of Robert and Jane, cherished mother-in-law of Darren and devoted nana of Alyssa and Alex. A private Service of Thanksgiving for Bernie’s life will be held at the family home on Wednesday 10th May 2017, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery at 12 noon. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Bernie, if desired, may be made payable to Holy Trinity Parish Church c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure; you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”

Williamson – Edith (née Brown), 19th April 2017, peacefully, at Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire, Scotland, late of Bellshill, Airdrie, formerly of Ballywalter. Beloved  wife of the late David, loving and much loved mum of Colin, devoted nanny and great nanny. A Service of Thanksgiving for Edith’s life will be held at 12 noon on Thursday 27th April 2017 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. No flowers please by request. “Silent thoughts of times together hold memories that will last forever.”

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."