Richard “Jo” Dale Pruss


Richard “Jo” Dale Pruss
Born July 17th, 1944 peacefully passed away on October 29th, 2021 at his residence in Edmonton with loved ones present.
He is survived by his family: daughters Angela (Shane) Forwick, Alicia (Nils) Pregitzer, Meagan Fichaud. Three beautiful grandchildren: Willow Forwick, London and Baker Pregitzer, as well as many nieces and nephews. Rick was predeceased by his brother Edward Pruss, sister Rose Pysyk, and parents Paul and Nancy Pruss.
As the baby in the Pruss family, Rick (or Jo as those at the track liked to call him) enjoyed all things horse racing. From the age of 14, he worked in all aspects of the racing community right up until only a few short years ago. He was a stall cleaner, agent, trainer, and owner just to name a few positions. He spent much of his free time at Northlands, Stampede Park and Woodbine drinking coffee and cheering with friends. Rick also enjoyed all sports but his sport of choice was golf. He loved hitting the links and watching all the major tournaments!
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the CapitalCare Kipnes Centre for the exceptional care they gave Rick. We are forever grateful.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Rick (Jo) can do so to and click on the donation tab.
Or by mail:
LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society
555 Rexdale Boulevard
P.O. Box 156
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 5L2

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