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Marvin Cairns


August 16, 1960 - August 8, 2021

We sadly announce that Marvin Cairns, our brother and uncle, passed away August 08, 2021.


Marvin was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Mildred; brother Ronald; sister Shirley; sisters-in-law, Laurie and Gloria; as well as brothers-in-law, Bob Chambers and Sonny Heap. He is survived by sisters, Eileen Heap (Joe Kozokowsky), Rosalind Despins (Don), Terry Burns (Robert), Leslie Lowe (Bernard), Ellen Cairns (Blair), Brenda Cairns, and Sandy Jensen (Don); brothers, Kenneth(Anne), Orvil, Jim (Kathy), Lyle (Diane), and Brian(Shirley); brother-in-law Frank Anson; as well as many nieces and nephews.


Marvin was the thirteenth child and youngest son born to Russell and Mildred in MacGregor. He went to Austin Elementary School and then MacGregor Collegiate where he graduated grade twelve. He played hockey in Austin and also spent winters helping his dad at the curling rink in MacGregor. After grade twelve he worked on a farm and then at a Grain Elevator. He then moved to Portage la Prairie and worked at Campbell Soup until 1990. He moved to Brandon and worked on a farm until his Myotonic Dystrophy worsened. When his dad passed away, he moved back to MacGregor to help out his mom. He later moved back to Brandon and enjoy