Vale Karen Folkes
2 June 1957 – 28 February 2013
The Rugby League community were stunned and deeply saddened when Karen Folkes passed away on Thursday 28 February, aged just 55. The daughter of the legendary Canterbury CEO, Peter ” Bullfrog ” Moore OAM and wife of 1986 Kangaroo tourist, Steve Folkes, Karen was well liked by everyone. She was a personable, intelligent and very friendly lady, who was close to her family and friends. With her Rugby League pedigree, Karen had a comprehensive knowledge of the game but always remained in the background. She gave continual and strong support to her husband, as she did to her son Daniel and daughter, Hayley.
Growing up in a large family, she was one of nine brothers and sisters, Karen had a keen sense of humour. Her siblings are Lynne, Terry, Brian, Julie, Kevin, Donna, Maree and Tracy. Their parents, Peter and Marie Moore, were immensely proud of all of their nine children.
The Men of League extend their deepest sympathies, to Steve, Daniel and Hayley, along with her eight brothers and sisters, plus her extended family and many friends.
A Requiem Mass for Karen will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 18 Giddings Street Cronulla at 10.30am this Wednesday, 6 March. Burial will follow at Woronora Cemetery, Linden Street, Sutherland.
By Barry Ross