Thomas Alan Cairns passed away at the Cranbrook Regional Hospital on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the age of 79 years. Alan was born in Coal Creek and lived all his life in the Fernie area until moving with his sister, Anne, to Cranbrook in 1999. Alan worked in the coal mining industry in Coal Creek and Michel.
Alan is survived by his niece and her husband, Gloria and Lorne Blakey and their children John and Karen. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Catherine Cairns, his brothers John and Mike, his sister Anne and his beloved dog George.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Cranbrook on March 17th at 10:30. Interment will take place at a later date in the family plot at St. Margaret’s Cemetery in Fernie.