WILLIAM HOY CAIRNS:
Born 6 Oct 1881, Austin, Man., Son ofThomas CAIRNS and Barbara HOY died 29 Dec 1918, Winnipeg, Man. On the 8 Dec 1909, he married Annie Lunn, born 29 Jul 1889,In Portage La Praire, died 24 Jun 1986.(d/o John Lunn and Ann Celina Snape).
William buried Austin; Man. Annie buried Memorial Gardens, Portage la Prairie, Man. They had 7 children.Russell, Sterling, Jean & Trevor (twins) Elmer, Muriel and Chester. (Also show Wm., and Annie being married 29 Jul 1909). Anna (Cairns) Arrol of New Zealand has stated that Annie had another daughter after William died and the child given up for adoption. Annie re-married in 1939 to William Edward Sparrow, born 1891, died 8 Nov 1968. Both buried Memorial Gardens, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba Canada.
NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN DEC 27 1918
DEATHS FROM SPANISH INFLUENZA
It is with much regret that we record the death of William H Cairns of Emmeline, which took place in the St Bonifice Hospital on Sunday from Sapnish influenza. At the age of 37 years and 2 months.
The Late Mr Cairns was a well known farmer of Emmeline and had resided here practically all his life. During the fall he injured one of his eyes and recently went into hospital to receive treatment. While there he was taken ill and passed away. He is survived by a widow and seven little children; his father Mr Thomas cairns or this town and four sisters Mrs T Collier of Emmeline Mrs T Scott of Vancouver Mrs AJ Lewis of oků. Mrs R Poyser of Austin and one brother Russell Cairns of Emmeline.
Two other brothers paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. The funeral was held on Tuesday to the Austin Cemetery and despite the very cold weather was attended by a large number of sympathising friends and neighbours. The deepest sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended to the bereaved in their hour.
1909 the Engagement Notice
Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Annie LUNN to Mr William Cairns (who recently purchased Mr Steindorfs farm) on Dec 8th at the residence of the bride's parents there will be a dance in the evening and a general jollification to celebrate the happiness of the young couple.
Dec 1909 the Wedding
On Wednesday afternoon at the residence of the brides parents in the presence of a large number of guest William Cairns was united in marriage to Miss Annie Lunn daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm Lunn 16,12,11, Rev Dr Bayne pastor of Austin Presbyterian Church officiated. The young couple are well favourably know in the district and received an exceptionally long list of presents from their numerous friends. The Herald joins in extending congratulations. Dec 9 1909
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE DATED DEC 11 1909
Mr and Mrs William cairns gave a dance and supper to about thirty or their friend at their house east of Austin on Friday evening last. A very enjoyable time was spent by all present, and dancing did not desist until 7.30 a.m.! The majority of the people present were neighbours, but a few friends went from Macgregor and Austin.
NAME AND DATE OF NEWSPAPER IS UNKNOWN
Peacefully, on Tuesday 24 June 1986 at the Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie, Annie Sparrow age 96 years, a resident of the Lions Prairie Manor and formerly of MacGregor, Manitoba, widow of the late William Sparrow.
Annie was born on 29 July 1889 daughter of the late William and Ann Lunn in England. At an early age she emigrated to Canada with her family, settling in the Austin district. In 1909 she married William Cairns who predeceased her in 1918. She resided in the Orangeville district for many years. In 1939 she married William Sparrow and they resided at MacGregor. She had been a resident of the Lions Prairie Manor, Portage la Prairie for the past seven years.
Mrs. Sparrow had been a member of the MacGregor United Church. She centred her life around her home and family, she enjoyed working in her garden and caring for her plant and flowers.
Predeceased by her husband William in 1968, two sons; Trevor of New Zealand in 1981; Sterling of Winnipeg in 1984, son-in-law Archie McDonald, daughter-in-law Asta Cairns, two grandsons, one grand daughter, four brothers William, Roy, Albert and Jack and two sisters; Edith Steinhouse and Ethel Fraser.
She leaves to mourn her passing three sons; Russell and daughter-in-law Millie of MacGregor; Elmer of Portage; Chester and daughter-in-law Martha of Portage, two daughters; Jean McDonald of Winnipeg; Muriel and son-in-law Ernest Duncan of Portage la Prairie, thirty-two grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and two daughters-in-law Mona Cairns of Winnipeg and Doris Cairns of New Zealand. Also surviving are one brother Harold and sister-in-law Birdie Lunn of Winnipeg and several nieces and nephews.
Should friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Lions Prairie Manor, Box 610,
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3B9.
Funeral Service was held in the Chapel of the Omega Funeral Home of Thursday 26 June with the Reverend Dave Eskdale officiating.
Soloist, Audrey MacFarlane sang "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "The Last Mile of the Way" with Wilda Smith presiding at the organ. The congregational hymn "Abide with me."
Attending in a group were members of the Ruth Rebekah Lodge 32 Portage la Prairie.
Flower Bearers were Great Grandsons: Bradley Rogders and Travis Smaith. Honorary Pallbearers were: Messrs: Joe Lambert, Tom Telford, Bill Morris and Bud Corrigal. Active Pallbearers were Grandsons: Orvil Cairns, Jim Cairns, Murray Cairns, Garnet Cairns, Barry Cairns and Peter Cairns.
Interment followed at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The Omega Funeral Home were in care of the arrangements.
"We love you Mum" "Rest in Peace"
THE PASSING OF AN AUSTIN PIONEER ( 1944 )
On November 26th Mr William LUNN who was in his 88th year passed away at the Grace Hospital in Whinge. Mr LUNN came to Canada in 1889 and took a homestead at Austin where he farmed successfully for over forty years. He and his wife later moved to a little home at 13 College St St James.
Mr Lunn was a member of the United Church. He was a devoted husband and father and friendly neighbour. Besides his wife he is survived by three daughters and four sons. (Annie) Mrs Sparrow (Edith (Mrs Stenhouse (Ethel) Mrs Fraser, Roy of Vancouver John of Austin Albert of St Vital Harold of St James. One son gave his life in the First World War. There are 23 grandchildren and eighteen greatgrandchildren.
The funeral service was held at Mordues Funeral Chapel on Saturday Nov 27th. The service was conducted by the Rev D Owens formally a minister of Orangeville United Church.
MacGREGOR HERALD NOVEMBER 1968
WILLIAM EDWARD SPARROW
William Edward Sparrow aged 77 years of MacGregor, Man., beloved husband of Annie Sparrow, passed away suddenly Friday 8 November 1968 in the MacGregor District Hospital at MacGregor, Man., following a short illness.
Born at MacGregor, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Sparrow, early MacGregor residents. He farmed for many years in the Orangeville district near MacGregor until his retirement to MacGregor.
He was a member of the MacGregor United Church. Surviving besides his wife Annie, are five step sons and two step daughters; Russell Cairns of MacGregor, Sterling Cairns of Winnipeg, Trevor Cairns of New Zealand, Elmer Cairns of Westbourne, Man., and Chester Cairns of Portage; Mrs. Jean McDonald of Winnipeg and Mrs. Ernest (Muriel) Duncan of Portage la Prairie.
Mr. Sparrow is also survived by three brothers and one sister; Hubert of Vancouver, B.C., George of Gibbs, Sask., Walter of Tisdale, Sask., and Mrs. Lucy Thompson of Winnipeg.
A very largely attended funeral service was held on Monday 11 November at 2 p.m. from the MacGregor United Church for William Edward Sparrow of MacGregor, Manitoba, who passed away Friday 8 November 1968 at MacGregor.
Officiating at the funeral service was Reverend Earl Armistead. Organist was Mrs. Armistead. The church choir was in attendance.
Flowerbearers were: Isaac Wiebe and Charles Lambert. Pallbearers were: Rodney Fox, Leslie Fox, George Corrigal, Joseph Lambert, Herbert Borton and Clifford Litster.
Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Portage la Prairie, with the McMaster Funeral Home in care of arrangements.