Henderson – Richard (Docky), 25th March 2022, suddenly but peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Main Street, Ballywalter. Dearly loved husband of Sandra, devoted dad of Karl and Craig. A Service of Thanksgiving for Richard’s life will be held at 10.00am on Tuesday 29th March 2022 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery at 11.00am. House private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Richard, if desired, may be made payable to the McDermott Unit – Ulster Hospital c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “Just beyond the rainbow, there is a much missed husband and dad. Just beyond the rainbow, is where we shall 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."