Russell – Hugh, 21st April 2018, peacefully, late of Abbey Road, Millisle. Beloved husband of Sylvia, devoted father of Jonathan, father-in-law of Caroline, cherished grandfather of Sarah and Alan, dearly loved brother of Joan and the late Billy and Violet. A Service of Thanksgiving for Hugh’s life will be held at 11.30 am on Wednesday 25th April 2018 in Carrowdore & Ballyfrenis Presbyterian Church, following a private family committal. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Hugh, if desired, may be made payable to Copelands Dementia Nursing & Residential Care c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.

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."