Wednesday 15 March 2023

Death of retired Police Staff: Harold Cairns

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of retired Police Staff, Harold Cairns of Cassop, who died on Sunday 5th March 2023, his 71st birthday, in University Hospital North Durham.

He started work with Durham County Constabulary on 26th January 1972 as a Dispatcher in force control room, remaining in that post up until his retirement on 28th January 2011.  He was very proud of his service with Durham Constabulary.

Harold’s wife, Vera, predeceased him in 2018.  He is survived by brothers, Thomas, Ian, Stephen and Darren, his nieces Amanda and Melanie and their respective children, Kieran and Conner; Aurora, Aryanna and Alexander as well as many other nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  He is described by his family as being a ‘fun uncle’ and role model, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and this ethos has permeated down through the family.  His amazing presence will be a great miss to them all, and especially great nephew Kieran, who spent most of his time with him.

Harold’s funeral service will be held at 2.30pm on Friday 17th March 2023 at Durham Crematorium, South Road, Durham DH1 3TQ

Following the service, friends are welcome to meet up with the family at Bowburn Hall Hotel, Bowburn, Durham DH6 5NH

Family flowers only please, any donations in lieu to the Great North Air Ambulance.

Our thoughts are with Harold’s family and friends at this sad time

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