Ennis – John (Junior), 12th June 2022, peacefully, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Devoted husband of Marie, adored father of Jill, Jenny and Alan, highly respected father-in-law of Alan and Carolyn. A Service of Thanksgiving for Junior’s life will be held at 11.00am on Friday 17th June 2022 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Greyabbey Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Junior, if desired, may be made payable to NI Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “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."