Folkins, G.W.C (Curly)

Obituary.  Halifax Herald, 4 March 2008

FOLKINS, C. Weldon G. "Curly" - On February 24, 2008, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, Weldon died after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife, Paula, Glades Lodge, Halifax. They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this month. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Joan Scrase, Brandon, Man., and Diane Jenks, Pender Island, B.C., and their husbands; five nieces and three nephews. Weldon was born in Saint John, N.B., on April 26, 1922, to Cecil Weldon Folkins and Margaret Elizabeth Chapman Folkins. He was also predeceased by his only sibling, Doris. Weldon served in the Canadian Army for 26 years. During this time, he spent 13 months in Korea and then varied postings across Canada. He held the rank of sergeant and was a wireless radio mechanic. When he retired from the army in 1976, they moved to Glen Margaret and he worked at the electronics firm, Nautel. His interest in electronics continued after retirement and he kept up to date on many of the advancements in the field. He loved to question his niece (an aeronautical engineer) on her work. Weldon was also a volunteer fireman in his community who loved the outdoors and spent much of his time walking his Keeshond dogs. Cremation has taken place. Burial at William Black Memorial Cemetery,


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