Orr – Joseph (Joe), Called Home, 15th April 2021, peacefully, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Ballywalter Road, Greyabbey. Beloved husband of Mary Eleanor, dearly loved dad of Mary, Jean, William, Wilma and the late Heather, highly respected father-in-law of John, Stephen, David and Irene, adored granda and great-granda. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the Service of Thanksgiving for Joe’s life will be private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Joe, if desired, may be made payable to Prostate Cancer UK c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Till we meet again.”

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."