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FOLK – Michael Genus

March 27, 1933 – January 11, 2010

Mike Folk beloved husband of Darlene of Airdrie, passed away on January 11, 2010 at the age of 76 years.

Mike was born in Holdfast, SK and lived there most of his life. He moved to Airdrie, AB in 2004 and finally into the Bethany Care Centre in 2007.

Mike started farming at the age of thirteen and farmed his entire life until retiring in 2003. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holdfast hockey team. This was how he met his future wife, Darlene McGhee, they were married on April 23, 1960. His greatest achievement was his kids and grandkids. The best vacations he took usually involved trekking all the kids to BC every summer which people thought was crazy as there were five kids and just a small tent trailer. All the hiking trails took care of the extra energy and the kids were reasonably behaved. He enjoyed his trucking adventures with his daughter Leanne and son-in-law Scott and really enjoyed the winter vacations in Arkansas. There was one very special trip when he took his wife to Hawaii to celebrate their 25th anniversary. It was three weeks of bliss with no kids to worry about. He enjoyed hockey, both watching and playing. The Toronto Maple Leafs were his favorite team, he also enjoyed hunting, baseball, camping, golfing, and fishing. He also enjoyed yodeling and playing his accordion and supporting all his kids in their sporting activities. His true passion was cheering the Saskatchewan Roughriders whenever they played.

Besides his loving wife Mike is remembered by his children: Kim (Sharla) Folk of Regina, SK, Leanne (Scott) Mourot of Hattieville, AR, Kevin (Nimfa) Folk of Cardston AB, Wendy (Jason) Folk of Airdrie, AB and Sherri-Lynne (Gary) Kirton of Airdrie, AB; and his fourteen grandchildren. He is also survived by sister-in-law Bertha Folk of Holdfast, SK, sisters Tillie (John) Fahlman of Regina SK, Dolores (Bruce) Reid of Aldergrove BC, Helen (Lawrence) Luzny of Holdfast SK, and Carol (Gill) Davies, David (Rose) McGhee, Mike (Eleanora) McGhee, Jackie Benoit and Helen Lodge all residing in various locations in BC, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mike was predeceased by his parents Anton and Magdelina Folk, his brother Daniel Folk and grandsons Dustin and Christopher Knox.

Celebration of Mike’s life will be held in Holdfast, SK at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Felipe Saustino officiating. Graveside service will immediately follow at the Holdfast Cemetery. Forward condolences through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Bethany Care Centre, 1736 – 1st Avenue N.W., Airdrie, AB T4B 2C4. Telephone: 403-948-6022.

In living memory of Mike Folk, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Mike is an outstanding man. I have very fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  2. Maria Ennio Ricci :

    Our deepest condolence Darlene to you and your family, our prayer are with you, Love Maria and Ennio

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