Wednesday 17 January 2018

Father of missing Philip Cairns passes away

Missing since 1986: Philip Cairns
Alice Cairns with a picture on her phone of her son Philip.

The father of missing Philip Cairns has died.

Phil Cairns was surrounded by his family as he passed away peacefully at Tallaght Hospital on Sunday.

He is survived by wife Alice and their six children as well as extended family and friends.

Philip was just 13 when he disappeared while on his way back to school on October 23, 1986.

Philip had left the family home on Ballyroan Road in Rathfarnham to return to the local Colaiste Eanna school where he was a first year student.

The garda file on the disappearance of Philip Cairns remains open.

His family have never given up hope that they would find out what happened to him.

Hundreds are expected to attend the removal and funeral of Mr Cairns.

His removal to the Holy Spirit Church, Ballyroan, will be at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

The funeral will take place at 10am on Wednesday, with burial immediately afterwards in Mount Venus Cemetery.

Irish Independent

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