CAIRNS, Roy (Buster) Desmond born in Clayburn, B.C.
Feb. 15, 1925 – Nov. 13, 2010
During the afternoon of November 13, 2010 Roy (Buster) Cairns passed on peacefully comforted by love from family during his final moments.
Beloved Father of Randy (Carmen), Janice (Ken), Cathie and Royann. Pre-deceased by his wife, Elly , son Ronald, and granddaughter Angela. Survived by his first wife, Rose Cairns.
Loving Grandfather to Daniella, Michael, Steven, Gregory, Jessica, Brenna, Seth, Kerrie Anne, Brandy, Charlie, Rowan, Torie and Kathleen and 5 Great Grandchildren. Roy (Buster) is also survived by his loving brother Bud Cairns, sister, Noni Larson (Cairns) of Abbotsford and many loving nieces, nephews. Roy was an energetic, witty and gentle spirit that lived a full life. He proudly served for his country in WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Roy (Buster) Cairns was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in soccer. Roy was a member of Canada’s First World Cup Soccer Team and was also awarded Athlete of the Year in 1957. Roy was further honoured with recognition in the New Westminster and Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame.
Roy greatly enjoyed volunteering in his community of New Westminster at the Police Detachment’s Crime Prevention Division for over 20 years. Roy’s friendly attitude and whimsical smile opened the door to many lifelong relationships that will remain cherished. Roy had a loving and caring nature about him that will live on within his remaining family. He touched the hearts of many and we will remain forever blessed for having shared our lives with his.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 12:00 Noon at Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel 219 – 6th St New Westminster, BC.
Flowers gratefully declined, should you wish a donation may be made in Roy’s name to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be left online for the family at: