Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Folk played junior with the local Abbotts and Caps. In 1947-48 he turned pro with the Boston Olympics of the EHL then joined the USHL's Omaha Knights. The Red Wings brought him up to the Indianapolis Capitals of the AHL for a year and called him up for four games in 1951-52. The next season he played eight games in Motown and was assigned to the Edmonton Flyers of the WHL where he helped win a league championship in 1953.
Folk skated a couple seasons for the AHL's Providence Reds then settled down in the WHL during the mid-'50s. He was a part of a second WHL championship with the Vancouver Canucks in 1958. After starting the 1961-62 season with the Spokane Comets, Folk retired. After two seasons away from the game, he played a pair of seasons with the Regina Capitals of the Saskatchewan senior loop before calling it quits for good in 1966.
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