Shaw – Peter (Shawsy), 24th December 2021, at home, his loving family by his side, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Devoted daddy of Brandon and Abigail, soulmate of his partner Katharine and great friend to her daughter Hollie and her two boys, dearly loved son of Dessie and the late Sandra, cherished brother of Gillian and her husband Gary, Roderick and his wife Tracey and Kara and her husband Philip and adored uncle of all his nieces, nephews, their partners, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Celebration for Peter’s life, for family and close friends only, due to current Government Regulations, will be held at 10.30 am on Friday 31st December 2021 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery at 12 noon. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will leave Adair Funeral Home at approximately 11.00am via Main Street, Well Road, Park Avenue, to pass Peter’s home at approximately 11.30am. Friends welcome at Peter and Katharine’s home throughout Thursday 30th December 2021. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Peter, if desired, may be made c/o Adair Funeral Directors, to be forwarded to a future nominated charity. Everyone will be made welcome at Abbey Villa Football Club, Millisle, following the interment. “You’ll never walk alone.”

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."