Saturday, July 17, 2004

Fallen Colleague

Murray was one of those truly wonderful men who made this world a better place simply by smiling and helping.  From wiring the surround sound in a friend's home (ours :-)  to healing a sick soldier or just visiting a lonely wife waiting for her husband to come home from deployment.   He was a strong soldier, a great medic and with any given 3 PPCLI sergeant-major behind him, he was a great runner too!  Mark and I miss him so very much already and always will.  His beautiful wife Susie and 2 year old son Josh remain with us as a testament to his love and devotion, may they find peace and light upon their path again one day.
Catch you on the flip Murray! 

Sergeant Murray Thomas Folkins, Army Medic
December 28, 1961 - July 15, 2004

FOLKINS, Sgt. Murray Thomas - 42, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 15, 2004, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born December 28, 1961, in Dartmouth, he was a son of Ronald Folkins, Cole Harbour and the late Jean (Walton) Folkins. Forever missed by his loving wife and son; sisters, Charmaine, Cheryl, Rhonda; brother, Ronald; numerous nieces and nephews. Murray had a zest for life and was dedicated towards his 18 year career with the Department of National Defence. He touched the lives of many and will be remembered with smiles by those fortunate enough to know him. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St., Dartmouth, where the family will receive friends from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today. Military funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Shearwater Chapel, Padre Marian Korzeniowsky officiating. Interment in St. Andrew's Church Cemetery, Eastern Passage. Reception to follow in Atlantic Funeral Home Family Reception Centre.
Flowers welcome or a donation in Murray's memory to Canadian Cancer Society, 1-5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6, would be appreciated. Special thanks to the nurses, doctors and volunteers of the 7th and 8th floors, VG Site, QEII. On-line condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

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