Stories, Condolences, and Love for Joey

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Rick I am extremely grateful and blessed to have had a piece of my childhood growing up with Joey and the Moss family. Timeless hours of ice and street hockey, cricket, touch football, sledding and tennis with "The Seventh Man", not to mention the priviledge to be a volunteer part of Joey's social groups a few times back then. The neighborhood always lit up when he stepped out his front door...always excited to see you, always engaged with his fun loving friends and fantastic family. Watching Joey become an iconic fixture with the Oilers/Eskimos always brought me back to those younger days, and he probably never knew how proud we were of him for his societal impact...a true champion, he remains!

Joey taught us compassion, acceptance, tolerance, and forgiveness. His voicetrous laugh and extroverted demeanor drew people towards him effortlessly...its memories like those that will flood the banks of my mind (and others) now and forever...

RIP, Joey...we will miss you but may your legendary anthem voice ring on forever!

Your friend always,
Rick
2020-10-30, 1:52 p.m.
Steve C I grew up watching Hockey night in Canada with my Father like many Canadian boys. And although we are in Toronto, my Father always spoke highly of Joey when we watched the Oilers. I learned that no matter who you are or where you are from, you can achieve greatness if you're truly genuine, like Joey was.
Rest in peace Buddy
2020-11-01, 4:25 a.m.
Gary F Tinschert I have been a hockey fan for 55+ years and this is one of the greatest hockey related stories I've ever seen. As a Ranger fan (in a family of Islander fans growing up, and Barbara Williams living next door on Long island in the 70's and 80's) And a Lightning fan when I moved to Tampa (1988) and they gave me a new team I stayed out on Kennedy Blvd overnight for first game tickets and was the first one at the fairgrounds 4 hours early for their first ever game. I'm amazed (and a little saddened) that it took his passing to first hear about Joey. But it's one of the best hockey stories I've seen and it's great that he's being remembered and appreciated so honorably. I have played just about every sport and always said, "on a scale of 1 - 10, hockey is an 11. And there isn't another sport that gets higher than an 8". I was a Tampa firefighter for 30 years and, due to hockey, had to use almost 1000 hours of sick time in my career before they allowed "light duty" (broken rt ankle, broken tibia, broken rt foot, torn off right bicep, separated a/c joint, torn knee ligament, ...) but worth it. Also started the Tampa FD hockey team 30 years ago and played on it till I retired (and still do in certain tournaments). I'll be 60 next July, just told I need a hip replacement, and still play 3X a week. No real problems playing yet, but putting my right sock on is pretty tough. :) Thanks Joey and all fans and people like him. Best sport ever created. 2020-10-31, 8:19 p.m.
Larry Bridgewater I have been following the oilers since 1980 or so. I have seen joey many times at games at both rinks over the years. I have always admired his great attitude toward life ang his work ethic.

RIP Joey games will never be the same without you buddy
2020-10-30, 3:22 p.m.
Barry Ergang I have never met Joey but what made me particularly proud was that my two favourite teams (the Oilers and the Edmonton Football Club) weren't just places that made a space for someone like Joey, but it was a testament to him and them that it was a space that he could thrive in. 2020-10-30, 4:37 p.m.
Brian MacKay I never actually met Joey in person. I think I may have walked past him at a game once in the early 2000's as I ended up with tickets in the golds at Rexall. But I remember seeing him in a commercial with Wayne Gretzky in the late 80's and just he's been there ever since.

I wasn't much of a hockey fan growing up, but my Dad was and so if the Oilers were playing the game was on. As I got older, I got into hockey more and I think I went to my first game in about 1999/2000. I've been lucky enough to go to thirty or forty games since then and the last dozen or so have been at Rogers, across the rink and over from where Joey sits. I've looked for him during the anthem every time and my response was usually a grin. His passion is just so infectious. I'm going to miss seeing him at games and looking over to his seat is going to result in some tears. It won't be the same.

To his friends and to those that worked with him, I hope you're able to celebrate all he brought to your lives. To the Moss family, thank you for sharing Joey with all of us. My heartfelt condolences on your loss. To the rest of folks in Edmonton and area, may you all endeavor to live with values that Joey embodied. Be happy and spread happiness to those around you.
2020-10-28, 9:00 p.m.
Matt H I never had the pleasure of meeting Joey, but man do I wish I could have. Celebrity in Edmonton if I've ever seen one. The passion and spirit he brought to our favorite teams was infectious. I absolutely love reading the stories from everyone from childhood friends and neighbors to players and staff that had the pleasure of being around him in his element. This site I hope catches fire and everyone can share a memory or story about the oilers #1 all time fan. Rest in peace Joey we know you will forever be cheering on the Oilers and Esks from above. Also makes me proud to be an Edmonton Oilers fan to see the impact they had on Joey and the impact Joey had on them. Lets go Oilers and bring home the cup for Joey. 2020-10-30, 3:25 p.m.
Augusta I remember meet Joey and his parent 1995 - 1996 approx at Tim Hortons on 118 ave n 130 st they all were very friendly to staff n customers and he always had a smile on his face
2020-10-30, 12:58 p.m.
Jaydon I remember my grade 9 year, it was the final year in the old barn, we versed the aves, it was my first game and me being the diehard fan, and my school having on of the first goes at the hockey helps kids, but little did I know Joey was going to be sitting next to be and my classmates! All I remember is when he sung the anthem no one could beat the passion Joey has, that moment will be a moment to remember, then after we gave me a high five and we all sat down and watched the game, I can say though no one watches the game with the same expression or heart Joey did - Once a oiler always a oiler 2020-10-31, 5:30 p.m.
Charlie Fisher In the early 2000’s Marty Reasoner was an Oiler and lived down the street from us. At the end of each season he would hold a team party and the neighborhood kids would all hang around the front of Marty’s house with the hope of seeing their favourite player and maybe get an autograph.
As the players arrived they would stop and sign whatever they were asked to but a few of the players would just walk on by. When Joey arrived the kids were just as excited to meet him and get his autograph. As he was talking to the kids one of the players walked by and ignored the kids and one little boy was visibly upset as he desperately wanted that particular player’s autograph.
Joey followed the player into the house and a few minutes later the player and Joey reappeared and Joey took the player over to the little boy and made sure he gave him his autograph.
Joey had friends wherever he went but he made a few more that day.
He was a gift to all of us and an outstanding ambassador for the Oilers and the Edmonton football team.
2020-10-31, 4:39 p.m.
Nanette Booth Joey was an amazing ambassador for goodwill! His smile, energy and positivity was infectious. I was fortunate to meet Joey when his mother and mine shared a room in the hospital. Joey and his family were so wonderful to meet and they helped so much through a sad time and I will never forget them, their kindness or the pep talk from Joey, saying with a great smile to my Mom: "Get Better!" 2020-11-16, 8:23 p.m.
Phil Zuk My favorite memory was wh n he came too a floor hockey tournament for the special Olympics and I had the honour of meeting him and he was such a god person too be around. 2020-10-31, 11:32 a.m.
Jean Thank you for creating a place for everyone to honor Joey!! So many people would love to share their special thoughts. 2020-10-31, 11:53 a.m.
Pk. Keddie Well I would just like to see that man truely be having some Alberta memorial JM.

I HAD BEEN WORKING AT THE THEN NORTHLANDS COLESIUM. I WOULD SEE HIM OFTEN. HE WAS JUST ONE OF THE GUYS I MUST SAY.

NEVER FORGET THOSE DAYS
2020-10-30, 5:40 p.m.