L/Cpl Curtis King "CK" Faulkner

    • L/Cpl Curtis Weldon "CK" Faulkner (Ret'd)
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    • L/Cpl Curtis Weldon "CK" Faulkner (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Curtis King "CK" Faulkner on 22 July 2020 in Truro NS at the age of 89 years.

    Curtis was born in Truro NS. He was 18 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers. He trained in Chilliwack BC before deploying to Korea as a Demolition Specialist with the 23rd Field Squadron from 1951 to 1952. Curtis was a proud Canadian Army veteran and was passionate about recognition for other veterans. Curtis was one of the driving forces in having a Korean War Memorial erected in Truro in memory of those lost overseas. The Korean War Memorial at the entrance to Victoria Park was unveiled 15 Jul 2015.

    While on disembarkation leave from Korea, Curtis met the love of his life “Lill“ (Lillian). They soon married and begin their marriage of 66 years together. Curtis worked for 14 years at Stanfield's Limited and became a carpenter by trade. Later in life, Curtis developed an obsession for running over a span of more than 20 years. He completed the Boston Marathon when he was 50 years old.  He was an avid outdoorsman all his life who enjoyed woodworking, carving model airplanes, fishing, hunting and bear guiding. He had a passion for Plott hounds, hunting bear and cat, and introducing this experience to others who shared the same interest. As Curtis got older, he picked up the camera and started taking pictures of wildlife and enjoyed teasing the bears.

    Cremation has taken place. A Legion tribute and service has taken place. If so desired, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26.