It is with a great deal of sadness that PRSL bids its longtime member, Joe Cyr, goodbye. Joe and Lois Cyr became involved with the Regulators in its very early days of formation. But PRSL wasn’t his first foray into the world of reenactment as he and his bride were actively involved in several groups before moving to Prescott. He could always be counted upon to play to the ultimate of any role – from a grumpy old grandpa reminiscing about the good old days in the OLD WEST to a fashion plate in Ugly Shirt to an obnoxious bad guy in a bar or as a rabbi in a synagogue in a Christmas event! Even after he announced he wouldn’t be falling down any more after his 80th birthday, he somehow just couldn’t walk away from his audience and he continued on…..
But Joe’s reenactment talents and experiences weren’t his only specialty. Joe volunteered for over 15 years with the Worlds Oldest Rodeo…….and he was far more multi-faceted than might be expected. Joe could be counted upon to do a very smooth two step on the dance floor with Lois. Nor do many people know what a talented artist he was in almost any medium and a lucky few were gifted with his creations. He was also interested in history, fishing, dutch oven cooking and traveling the countryside with his wife Lois. Their adventures were many and grand and often involved tent camping. One of their adventures included a trip to Alaska and Joe was able to revisit Fairbanks, where he had served in the Air Force in the 1950s…..
Beyond his contributions to the PRSL, Sharlot Hall, the Rodeo and to the town of Prescott in general, Joe will be remembered as a warm and genuine Western man. His easy smile together with his ever present cigar were trademarks of this gentle man. We will always remember you, Joe, with great admiration and love.