Joan Mary Kuss (nee Read)
December 17, 1945 - October 27, 2023
Obituary For Joan Mary Kuss (nee Read)
Joan Kuss, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away Friday, October 27, 2023, at the age of 77 years.
Joan was born December 17, 1945, in Edmonton, AB, to Lena and Stephen Read, and raised in Bashaw, AB.
Joan was a devoted mother who spent all of her spare time watching her children play baseball, hockey, volleyball, basketball and soccer. Joan was also an avid curler, crib, bridge and canasta player. She loved camping and spent every summer at Shuswap Lake with her children, teaching them how to waterski. All of her children still meet at the lake every year and were fortunate to still drag her along to join in right up until this past summer. Joan loved soaking up the sun at the lake, but mostly loved her time with her children and grandchildren.
Joan never missed watching a curling bonspiel and followed the Brier and Scotties religiously. Joan knew every player and could replay each end of each game.
Joan was a devoted mother and juggled various careers throughout her life. But her greatest venture was spent from 2003 – 2020 working for her son, Stephen, at Advantage Brake and Muffler, until her retirement at age 75. Joan enriched each and every person she came in contact with because of her kindness and calm demeanor.
Joan will be sadly missed by her children: Ken Kuss (Kim Lipszyc and daughter Zoe), Michael Kuss (Kristine Kuss and their children Addyson, Kelly, and Xavier), April Kuss (Gavin Renwick and their children Shaela, Courtney, and Isla), and Stephen Kuss (Lisa Kuss); as well as Joan was survived by her brothers: Dr. Stanley Read (Clemon George), Lynn Read (Mary Read); and numerous relatives and friends.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at 3:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).
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