Greeves – Yvonne (née Meenagh), 1st February 2018, peacefully, her loving family by her side,  late of Portavogie, formerly of Donaghadee. Deeply loved partner of Rodger, devoted mum of Phillip, Carol and Gareth, cherished mother-in-law of Jade, loving granny and great-granny. A Service of Thanksgiving for Yvonne’s Life will be held at 10.30 am on Tuesday 6th February 2018 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal in St James’ Parish Churchyard, Moy, Dungannon. Flowers welcome or donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, may be made payable to Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold, never selfish, always kind, these are the memories you leave behind.”

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."