Kirkpatrick – Thomas Johnstone (Jaunty), 5th September 2021, peacefully, late of Shore Road, Ballyhalbert. Deeply loved son of Anne, brother of Samuel, Carol, Linda and Rodney, dearly loved brother-in-law, uncle and friend. A Celebration for Jaunty’s life will be held at 12 noon on Friday 10th September 2021 in Adair Funeral Home, followed by The Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory Jaunty, if desired, may be made payable to Beyond The Battlefield c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ .Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “In life he lived for those he loved and those he loved remember.”

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."