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Foss, Joseph Peter (Joe)

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we mourn the passing of Joe on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the age of 86 years.  Joe was born in Standard, Alberta on March 30, 1923. After completing his service in the R.C.A.F. he moved to Black Diamond, and a number of years later to Calgary. When he retired as a professional truck driver within the province of Alberta, he had completed over two million accident free miles. He was very active and always cared for other people; volunteering with the Calgary Stampede-promotions stage crew over sixteen years, as well as Meals On Wheels. He was a unique individual person, with a life well lived.  Joe is survived by his long time companion Wilmajean Wright; sister Dorothy and her husband Bob Dunlop of Sidney, BC; nieces and nephews, as well as extended family Marlene and Mike Dabbs, Greg and Joan Wright, Murray and Judy Wright, Shann Forrest (Gordon); grandchildren Emily and the Crown Jule Dabbs, Trent, Nicole (David), Kelsey (Tory) Cook and great grandchild Olivia. A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at the Southern Alberta Pioneer Memorial Building (3625 4th Street S.W.) on Friday, June 5, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email or the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, In living memory of Joseph Foss, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Marian Anton (nee Thomson) :

    I am so sorry to have just learned of Joe’s passing in 2009. I only just stumbled on the obituary while looking for something else. Joe was a great friend of my parent’s, Don and Leone Thomson, of Black Diamond. I fondly remember him as a wonderful, big man with a huge laugh and good heart. He let me tag along with him in his big truck many summers to Cardston, where I spent time with friends at Mountainview. He was there when I was born, and took my dad shopping for a “rabbit sack”, which was his way of saying “bunting bag” for the new baby. He and my dad had a lot of fun together, and I am sure you all miss him. He will be remembered.
    Marian Anton (nee Thomson)

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