The family of Joey Moss hopes his legacy lives on with Edmonton’s sports teams.
His family released a statement through the Winnifred Stewart Association and Foundation:
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Joey Moss. Joey passed away peacefully on October 26th at the age of 57 with his family by his side.
Joey was a remarkable person who taught us to love, laugh, and enjoy life always. While Joey is most recognized as the dressing room attendant for the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Football Team, and singing the national anthem; Joey is also remembered for his incredible dance moves and putting a smile on your face when you are feeling down.
Joey’s 35 years tenure with the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Football Team shows his dedication and loyalty to the jobs that he loved. His strong work ethic and contributions were rewarded, as he was presented with an NHL All-Star Award, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award, and was inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, just to name a few.
We would like to thank the City of Edmonton and everyone who supported and embraced Joey.
We hope that Joey’s legacy will continue on through the Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Football Team, and all professional sports clubs and workplaces, as we continue to recognize the contributions that people with developmental disabilities make in our society, as integral members of the workforce.
In lieu of flowers, the Moss family requests a donation be made to the Winnifred Stewart Foundation.
Although we know how important Joey was not just to his close friends and family, but our City as a whole, we ask that the family’s privacy please be respected at this time.
Rest in peace, Joey.