Brown – John, 21st July 2019, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Silverbirch Road, Bangor. Devoted husband of the late Ann, big brother to Gerald and Julia (“his little sister”), dearly loved dad of Michael, adored father-in-law of Karen and cherished granda of Chloe and Daniel. A Service of Thanksgiving for John’s life will be held at 10.30am on Friday 26th July 2019 in Bangor Parish Church, followed by committal in Roselawn Crematorium at 1.00pm.No flowers or black ties please by request.  Donations in memory of John, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Two tired hands are resting, the voice we loved is still, the one who did so much for us, is resting at God’s will.” 

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."