Hughes – Robert Taylor (Bobby), 11th September 2019, peacefully at hospital, late of Springfield Gardens, Portavogie. Devoted husband of the late Hetty, dearly loved father of Kenneth, cherished father-in-law of Anella and deeply loved grandfather of Zara and her husband Harry, Rachel and her husband Daniel and Luke. A Service of Thanksgiving for Bobby’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Saturday 14th September 2019 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in Glastry Presbyterian Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Bobby, if desired, may be made payable to Help for Heroes c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). Friends welcome to call at his son Kenneth and daughter-in-law Anella’s home, 141 Rubane Road, Kirkistown, Kircubbin BT22 1AX. Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his entire family and his beloved dog “Flo.”

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."