Folkard, Frederick Randolph “Randy”

FOLKARD WApril 22, 1943 – September 26, 2014
At the age of 71 years

With great sadness we announce the passing of Randy Folkard at Bastion Place after a great battle with cancer. Randy was born in Salmon Arm and attended school to become the first graduating class of the former Salmon Senior Secondary School in 1962. From here he moved to Prince George to apprentice as a millwright until 1969 when he married his wife Barbara and moved to Vancouver to work with a sawmill equipment manufacturing company. After completing a course in sales and marketing he began a lengthy career in sawmill equipment sales. Randy and family moved back to Salmon Arm in 1990 to work in marketing with Newnes Machine.

Randy enjoyed boating, golf, hockey, coaching minor sports, time spent on Shuswap Lake and keeping cars clean and grass mowed. Randy is survived by wife Barb, their children Percy and Erin and grandchildren. There will be no formal service as the immediate family will be having a private ceremony. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Dr. Heunis and the many staff at Mt. Ida Medical Centre, Mt. Ida Pharmacy, ACU clinic in Salmon Arm, oncology clinic at SLGH and Bastion Place for their wonderful care and support.


  1. Barb and Family – Dave and I were so sad to hear of Randy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  2. To Barb, Erin, Percy and families. Our family is very sad to hear of Randy’s death. We have so many great ringette memories as our girls played together and our boys refereed with Randy helping keep score or just cheering the team on. The last time we saw Randy he was so excited about the new grand baby. We hope you are managing ok and please know we are so sympathetic with your loss. Ron, Marg Brett and Kelsey.

  3. Barb and family:
    So sad to hear of Randy’s passing – such a shock! He was a long time friend – all through school years and on into adulthood.
    My sympathy to you, Barb, and the children.

  4. Barb and family. I am so sad on hearing this news. I am so glad to have been part of your travel adventures in the past. You two have lived many special dreams together…God bless you Barb and your family.

  5. So sorry to hear of your loss Barb and family. Randy had been in our thoughts for the past several months.

  6. Barb, Percy & Erin & families
    We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your many memories you have together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Dear Barb, Percy, Erin and families….just heard…you are in our thoughts. Take care and we will talk soon. Hugs for you all. Randy was a very special guy. He will be missed by many.

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