In Loving Memory Of
Michael Folkins
1962 ~ 2022

Lower Coverdale, NB – It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Michael Folkins on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at the age of 60 at his residence.

Born in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late Carl Folkins and the late Dorothy “Jean” Rogers.

Michael was a jack of all trades with a wide array of interests and careers. He was a cook at CFB #5, then travelled to Oklahoma for his farrier course, and worked for many years at Hub Meat Packers, and most recently became an electrical technologist at Apex Industries.

Great conversations could always be had when Michael was around. He took opportunities to help when he could and offered advice and suggestions to family and friends, sometimes whether they wanted it or not. Regardless Michael always had the best intentions and cared deeply for those around him.

Michael will be sadly missed by his daughter: Lindsay Folkins (Rachel Hunt) of Bonnyville, AB; his sister: Jackie Hamill of Hamilton, ON; his 2 half-sisters: Carla Robinson Kletke of Las Vegas, USA and Suzanne Robinson of Hamilton, ON; also by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased his common-law partner in November 2022: Dorine Boudreau.

As per Michael’s wishes, there will be no visitation and no funeral service. A celebration of his life will be celebrated at a later date.

A donation in his memory can be made to an organization of your choice.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences online at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

The arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the
Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center

363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB E1A 1G1 (506) 857.1901

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23 comments

  1. I was just recently hospitalized in the cardiac ward of the Moncton Hospital and Mike was one of my roommates. He was such a great guy to talk to and he truly loved his horses and his dog. Rest in peace Mike.

  2. My condolences- A great loss at such a young age. May he find eternal happiness with Doreen.

  3. Our Deepest Condolences to the Family!!! Mike was our farrier for years. Rest In Peace dear friend. You will be deeply missed.

  4. I was saddened and shocked to learn about Mike’s passing. Although our paths have not crossed for many years, since life has a habit of taking people in different directions, my memories of Mike are that of a caring individual and father, & an excellent farrier. I learned a lot from him about horses and hooves.
    My sincere sympathy and condolences to Lindsay and the family on their loss. I hope everyone can find the strength and comfort needed to get through this difficult time.

  5. We’re completely gutted by this news. Mike and Doreen were our neighbours. Wonderful people. Many hours spent chatting with Mike as he passed by in his truck.
    He was a very thoughtful guy, always dropping off goodies for our kids that he made.
    He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

  6. I am so shocked and saddened by Mike’s passing. He was a great neighbor and I will miss our long conversations and his molasses cookies…they were the best. My deepest condolences to his family and in particular his daughter, Lindsay, whom he spoke of often.

  7. I am shocked and saddened by Mike’s passing. It is so hard to believe.
    We all loved Michael. He loved his small farm and all his animals especially
    his dog and horses. He was a great cook and could make anything.
    He also was so proud of his daughter Lindsay.
    My sincere condolences to Lindsay. Love Aunt Bertha.

  8. So sorry to
    Hear of his passing. He was our farrier for quite a few years and always had great chats with him about horses. He will be missed for sure!

  9. I will miss our chat when he came to trim my horses. Mike and I work together at hub meat packers. He was a good friend. My sympathies to the family.

  10. We are so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and all family members during this time of loss.
    Love and prayers,
    Stan & Judy.

  11. Unbelievable, shocking and no words. Im very, very sorry for your loss Lindsay
    He was the ferrier for for my friesians for over 20 years. We could talk horses for ever, but also other stuff. I knew his wife was very sick in early november and he had a hard time dealing with it.
    Lindsay, we have never met, but he was very proud of you and talked a lot about you too and that you shared his love for horses.
    I will miss him and his chats 🖤

  12. We are saddened by the sudden passing of Michael. Not only a talented employee here at APEX Industries, but an all around great person. Michael always approached challenges with a positive attitude and a spirit to get it done. He will be missed by are entire APEX employee group, and we express our sincere condolences to his family.

  13. Folkins Family,
    My deepest sympathies on the sudden passing of Michael. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Allen Parlee & family

  14. The news of Mikes passing floored me. Lindsay we are so very sorry for your loss. He was very proud of you and spoke of you and your achievements often
    Mike was our farrier for 20 years. He was great with our horses .Provided excellent service. His love for animals showed in his work
    He was a great guy all around and much too young to leave this earth
    I will miss our talks

  15. Lindsay, our sincere condolences , always enjoyed talking to your Dad, and Grandmother when they came into our store. Thinking of you at this time.
    Brian and Joyce Wright*

  16. Lindsay, our deepest condolences to you and your family. I always enjoyed talking with Mike and your grandmother at the store.,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Brian and Joyce Wright

  17. I was shocked and saddened to learn Mikes passing. Much too young to leave this earth
    Lindsay we are so very sorry for your loss. He was very proud of you and spoke of you and your achievements often
    Mike was our farrier for 20 years. His love of animals was evident in the quality of his work
    I will miss our talks With heartfelt sympathy

  18. Our deepest condolences to Lindsay and family for your loss! He will be sadly missed and we always enjoyed our talks with your dad.

  19. I am so sad to hear of your passing. You were one of a kind and I enjoyed having you as a lab partner through college. You always had tons of stories and you were a hard working man. My deepest condolences to your family and friends.

  20. Lindsay & Family –
    It was truly a shock & utter disbelief when we heard Michael had passed away suddenly. Although we may not have seen your Dad on a regular basis – when our paths crossed, it was like making up for lost time. And where would we often meet – but at the grocery store! A testament that there are great cooks in the Folkins Family. Lindsay, your heart must be broken & we grieve along with you and wish you the courage & strength that you will need in the days & weeks ahead. Thinking of you at this difficult time. With heartfelt Sympathy – Lloyd & Donna Folkins

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