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OBITUARY: Andrew Cairns, 1931-2021 | Shed Coast Outpost

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Born&#13
in Glasgow, Scotland on Dec 24,1931, Andrew moved to Arcata at age 19&#13
to reside with his cousin Mary Irene Riley, her husband Jim, sons&#13
Andrew & Scott and to discover work and pursue an instruction at&#13
Humboldt Point out School (HSU). He put in two&#13
decades serving in the US Army and was happy to be a Vet. A graduate of&#13
HSU in Enterprise, he attained a second Bachelor’s Diploma from American&#13
Institute for International Trade (Thunderbird) at Phoenix, Arizona.

Selecting&#13
on a vocation in the Merchant Marines gave him the prospect to&#13
journey and function aboard sea heading vessels. He embarked on his career&#13
on the S.S.&#13
Hope&#13
as a Yeoman(administrative/clerical get the job done). The S.S.&#13
Hope&#13
was the initially peacetime hospital ship that introduced health-related care,&#13
heath instruction and humanitarian assistance to nations close to the&#13
entire world. The voyage lasted a calendar year and was one particular of the highlights of his&#13
sailing profession. He was accredited&#13
to sail as a main&#13
steward&#13
(manager&#13
of whole passenger&#13
department)&#13
aboard freighters&#13
and&#13
passenger&#13
liners.&#13
He sailed for 20 decades and he past labored shore-side as a port&#13
steward&#13
(coordinator&#13
of ship&#13
functions)&#13
for American President Strains in San Francisco. &#13
&#13
Andrew achieved&#13
his wife Barbara in 1970 when they both worked aboard passenger&#13
liners.&#13
They married in 1973, and in 1975 Andrew moved back to Arcata with&#13
Barbara and their dog Misty, to share a tranquil daily life alongside one another. He&#13
savored golfing, pursuing the news/latest occasions on Tv set, looking at&#13
mystery/suspense novels, guides/publications on journey&#13
and Environment Wars&#13
I & II. Travel remained his lifelong enthusiasm and he seemed&#13
forward to his annually vacations to Scotland and other sites of&#13
desire.

Andrew&#13
was caring, light, generous, outwardly shy and reserved but was also&#13
self-confident and fearless with wonderful internal energy. Andrew passed&#13
away on Feb. 13, 2021. A loving and beloved spouse, he will be&#13
enormously skipped by his wife, Barbara, who shared 47 yrs with him.

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