Burns – John (Burnsy), 15th January 2018, suddenly, as the result of a tragic accident, late of Ballywalter, formerly of Belfast. Deeply loved son of Margaret and Billy, cherished brother of Paul, Eddie, Jo and Lyndsey, loving fiancée of Stephanie and devoted dad to Lakoda, Paige, Cameron and future son, Baby John. Funeral from John’s sister Jo’s home, Moltke Street, Belfast at 1.00 pm on Monday 22nd January 2018, followed by interment in Movilla Cemetery, Newtownards. Flowers welcome. “No farewells were spoken, no time to say good-bye, you were gone before we knew, and only God knows why.”

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."