Fernon – Ezena (Ina), 24th February 2016, peacefully at Croagh Patrick Care Home, Donaghadee, late of Arney Close, Cregagh. Devoted wife of the late Herbert Francis (Frank) Fernon, loving and much loved mum of Frances, Janet and Alwyn, cherished sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Ina’s life will be held at 10.30am on Saturday 27th February 2016 in Glastry Methodist Church, followed by interment¬†in Kirkistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, may be made payable to Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ pending a chosen future nominated charity. Friends and neighbours welcome to call at Ina’s daughter Janet’s home, 96 New Harbour Road, Portavogie.¬†“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."