Keenan – Joanne (Auntie Jo), 9th December 2020, peacefully, following a short illness borne with incredible bravery, late of Brandon Park, Portavogie. Precious and deeply loved wife of Kenneth, adored sister of Janice, cherished auntie, great-auntie, sister-in-law, cousin and friend. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a private Service of Thanksgiving for Joanne’s life will be held for family and close friends only. For those wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will leave Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter at 10.30am on Saturday 12th December 2020 via Dunover Road en route to Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome.  Joanne’s ability to light up a room with her bubbly personality and infectious laugh along with her kindness and genuine caring nature will be sorely missed. Will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her. “At Rest”

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."