Wilson – Mary, 19th January 2019, suddenly, late of Roseville, Bangor, formerly of The Links, Donaghadee. Devoted wife of the late Andrew, dear mother of Kim and Gillian, cherished grandmother of Philip, Rebecca, Aisling, Andrew and Ruairi and adored great-grandmother of Molly. Mary will be laid to rest at her birthplace, the Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides, West Coast of Scotland, on Thursday 24th January 2019. “Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all the family.”

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."