Reid – Winston, 30th January 2020, peacefully, his loving family by his side, late of Cherrymount Park, Bangor. Beloved husband of Gloria, dearly loved father of Colin and Susin, cherished father-in-law of Alison and devoted grandfather of Emma and Lewis. A Service of Thanksgiving for Winston’s life will be held at 10.30am on Monday 3rd February 2020 in Groomsport Parish Church followed by committal in Clandeboye Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Winston, if desired, may be made payable to either Marie Curie or Friends of the Cancer Centre c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.

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."