Cairns-Robert Emerson of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, in his 70th year. Dearly loved husband of Brenda (Woodford) Cairns and loved father of Vicki Cairns and Julie McNulty (Shane). Dear brother of Catherine Gross (Chris) of Dutton and the late Betty Young and the late Norma Vanderhorst (late Hank). Dear brother-in-law of Donna Westra (Ron Wilson), Marg Moore (Brian Sheen), Barbara Haskell (Steve), Bob Woodford Jr. and Bill Woodford (Gloria). Dear son-in-law of Bob Woodford Sr. Special uncle to a number of nieces and nephews. Bob was born in St. Thomas on March 17th, 1946, the son of the late Robert John and Norma (Small) Cairns. He was retired from the City of St. Thomas. Bob enjoyed woodworking and playing cards. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with private interment of ashes in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.