McCance – Norman, 16th December 2020, peacefully, at his home, Innishargie Road, Kircubbin, his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Betty, loving dad of Audrey and Pamela, highly respected father-in-law of Philip and David and adored granda of Jonathan and Andrew. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a private Service of Thanksgiving for Norman’s life will be held for family and close friends only. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will leave Glastry Methodist Church at 10.30am on Saturday 19th December 2020 via Tubber Road, Kircubbin en route to Greyabbey Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Norman, if desired, may be made payable to the Renal Unit, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.”

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."