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Smokin’ Joe Albert (Visitation and Time of Fellowship Times Added)

Visitation for Smokin’ Joe Albert will be held on Friday, January 24th from 7-9pm and Saturday from 10am to Noon at the Hogg Funeral Services (10 King Street, Minto, New Brunswick), with a time of fellowship to be held at the Minto Seniors Hall at Noon on Saturday, January 25th. Complete obituary can be found below or by visiting this link (you will be redirected to

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One of the most popular stock car drivers to hit the track in New Brunswick has passed away.

Smokin’ Joe Albert thrilled fans in New Brunswick in his #04 Street Stock for five decades, beginning his racing career in 1964. When he called it a career in 2011, he had over 70 trophies and special awards to his name. He was voted nine times as the Most Popular Driver at Speedway 660 and prior to the Auto Value 250 in 2011, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Geary oval. He retired from racing in the 2011 campaign.

After his retirement from racing, Smokin’ Joe was a fixture around Speedway 660, roaming the pits and taking to drivers as well as talking to fans in the stands on race day.

Smokin’ Joe, known to some for his long white beard which would poke down through his helmet as he sped around the track, was inducted into the Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2012. He was also inducted into the Minto Sports Wall of Fame in 2007.

Arrangements are to be announced. Our thoughts and prayers are with Smokin’ Joe Albert’s family and friends.

Obituary – from

The death of “Smokin” Joe Prosper Albert surrounded by the love of his wife and their children at 4:38AM Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Chalmer’s Regional Hospital.

Born in Minto, NB he was the son of the late Edward and Celine (White) Albert.

“Hero of the Sport”

Joe has had championships spanning for over 35 years, was most popular driver for nearly a decade and was inducted into Maritime Motor Sports Wall of Fame and Minto Sports Wall of Fame. He was also First ever recipient of the “ Hero of the Sport” award. He will be sadly missed by many fans, friends and loving family.

Survived by his loving wife Arlene (Chase) Albert; sons, Tyson (Jessica) and Joel; daughters, Haley (Charles), Lois (Ricky), Celine (Don); grandchildren, Chase, Tessa, Edyn, Stephanie, Jeremy, Matthew and Danielle(Adam); great grandson, Sammy; sisters, Rose Holt (Doug), Louise (George), Anne (Jerry); brother, Julian (Caroline); best friend Mator ;many nieces and nephews.

Resting at Hogg Funeral Services (10 King St. Minto, NB) with visiting on Friday from7-9pm and on Saturday from 10 … 12:00 noon. In keeping with Joe’s wishes, a time of fellowship will be held at the Minto Seniors Hall at 12:00 noon. For those who wish, donations made to the SPCA would be appreciated by the family.


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