Remembering Joy Grosco

Joy and Lance Grosco.

Joy and Lance Grosco.

DUCK LAKE, Sask. — It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Joy Grosco suddenly at her home in Duck Lake, Sask. on October 3.  

Joy was as much a part of the Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association as Lance, her husband of 36 years. When I attended my first SHHA conference a decade ago, I didn’t know a soul. Joy asked if I’d like to sit at her table, and regaled me with stories about the Duck Lake Hotel. Joy had a warm smile and infectious laugh, and Steve and I enjoyed renewing our friendship with Joy and Lance at hospitality conferences across Canada during the years when Lance was SHHA chair. 

“She had such a great way with people, whether she knew you for 30 years or 30 seconds, Joy had the ability to make everyone around her feel special,” said SHHA president and CEO Jim Bence. “Our deepest sympathies go to her husband, partner in crime and soulmate Lance, beloved kids Ryan (Missy), Harrison (Dawn); and the true apple of her eye, grandson Gavin.”

Joy, you will be greatly missed.  

— Colleen Isherwood, Editor