October 19, 2017
Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise to mark the passing of a friend and Calgary legend, Joe Carbury.
Joe was the familiar voice at the Calgary Stampede for 45 years. His play-by-play brought an unimaginable level of excitement to the stampede chuckwagon Rangeland Derby. His deep, gravely voice was so recognizable that his calling of the chucks is etched in the memories of anyone who attended the Greatest Outdoor Show on earth.
He was a large part of our community and a huge promoter of local sports. He was a class act, refreshingly humble, and was always ready to help, and serve his community in any way that he could. He left his mark on chuckwagon racing and was loved by the fans. He worked to make the sport safer and accessible to all.
Joe will now join his beloved Rose once again. Our deepest sympathies to his daughters Colleen and Kathleen, and the entire Carbury family.