Beswick – Joyce (née Saysell), 16th June 2022, peacefully, at Bramblewood Care Home, Bangor. Beloved wife of the late Raymond, dearly and deeply loved mother of Susan and David, highly respected mother-in-law of Kevin and Jeannette, adored granny of Shaun and Carly, nanny to Victoria and Hannah and great-grandmother to Jack and Grace. Funeral arrangements private. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Joyce, 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. “A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold, never selfish, always kind, these are the memories you leave behind.”

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."