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Joe Arthur Huson

Apr 28, 1946 - May 5, 2023


  A Celebration of Life for Joe will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.


Joe Arthur Huson
April 28, 1946- May 5, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Huson on May 5, 2023 at the age of 77.
Joe was born on April 28, 1946 in Rocky Mountain House to Ruth and Jack Huson and was the third of 3 children. Joe spent his childhood in the Rocky Mountain House area before moving back to Edmonton with the family, where he continued his schooling. He moved with his parents to House Mountain, where he worked with his father, brother, and uncles in the logging and oilfield industries. After a time, Jack and Ruth started Huson Contractors, and the family relocated to Zama Lake, where many years were spent working on leases, roads, and wellsite’s in the oilfield. Joe married Daryl Hume during this time, and the couple welcomed two sons, Joey in 1968, and Jay in 1970. The business was moved to Rocky in the early 70s and continued to be active for almost 40 years. In 1985, Joe married Carol Groves, and the couple remained on the family farm in the Buster Creek area until Carol had to move to a retirement home in Red Deer due to MS, while Joe remained on the farm until his passing.
Joe operated caterpillars and backhoes with amazing skill. He was a self-taught mechanic and could fix any of the big equipment when needed. When the oilfield work slowed down, Joe started a log hauling company, “Try Joe”, named as such because if anyone ever needed anything, they would be told to “Try Joe”. He worked in helicopter logging in British Columbia and did ice road hauling in the Northwest Territories. He continued being a hard worker until his retirement a few years ago. He was known as the man to take on a job nobody else wanted to do.
Over his lifetime, Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing, and in his retirement had several memorable fishing trips to Vancouver Island and northern Alberta with his cousins. If he was not in the bush or on a lake you would likely find him at the local truck stop having coffee with his many friends.
For many years, Joe was a regular attendee of local auctions, and his collection of good deals is unsurpassed. In his latter years, the thrill of the hunt for a good deal was more limited to garage sales, hardware, and grocery stores, and he would often stop in to show brother Bob the good deal he got on flashlights (his favorite), or grocery items.
Joe was diagnosed with prostate cancer a couple of years ago, and then lung issues prevented him from being as active as he had once been. He and his sister Shirley spent many hours on the phone encouraging each other through their cancer journeys.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carol, his son Jay (Paula) Huson, grandsons Jarius and Jobe, sister Shirley (Wally) Tanasichuk, and brother Bob (Sharon) Huson, aunt Anna Fillinger and uncle Mike/ Roy Cooper, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins, many of whom were more like siblings to him.
He is predeceased by his son Joel/ Joey and parents, Ruth and Jack.

A Celebration of Life for Joe will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes,
entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Nadja Neukom:

I knew Joe for many years as my customer at Shell. He loved buying his scratch and win tickets. Good memories!
Rest in Peace Joe.
Sending my condolences to his family and friends.

Julie Jordan:

My heart felt sympathy to Joe’s family. Shirley, I am sending you healing love and keeping you close in my heart and in my prayers.

Terry Potter:

After my Mom married Joe's Uncle Mike Joe and I grew up together in Swan Hills and had many Adventures. We worked at the saw mill together after I got home from school. Joe was four years older than me and a big brother I needed then. We fished , hunted and went on adventures with Uncle Jack and my new father Roy Cooper. I will always have good memories of my cousin Joe.

Laura turnbull:

So sorry to hear of joes passing I will always remember joe buying his scratch tickets he was such a funny guy well joe rest in peace now , my sincere condolences to his family.

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