James H. Cairns, 67, of Madison, N.H., died Aug. 7, 2019, unexpectedly and peacefully.

James H. Cairns

He was born March 7, 1952, in Clinton, Mass., son of the late Edward and Barbara (Hall) Cairns.

Jim grew up in West Boylston, Mass., and moved to the Mount Washington Valley in 1977.

He made many friends in the valley over the years working at Attitash on lift maintenance and ski patrol, then a long career in carpentry and most recently for the town of Madison.

His family and friends will remember Jim for his quick wit, fun-loving attitude and his love for the mountains. He was a lifelong New England sports fan.

Jim was so grateful to raise his family in Eaton, N.H., with Marla Browning.

He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Alexander Cairns.

He is survived by his children, Ethan Cairns and his partner, Rachel Saalsaa, of Tahoe Vista Calif.; Jenna Cairns of Paris, Ky.; his nephew, Joshua Browning of North Conway, N.H.; and sister-in-law, Marcia Cairns of West Boylston, Mass.

There will be a graveside burial service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 15.

The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

To send a message of condolence or for more information, go to furberandwhite.com.

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