Reverend Guy Maurice Carriere passed away peacefully on Saturday, 20th September 2014 at the age of 85 years at the Sturgeon Hospital in St. Albert.
Born in Edmonton on the 20th March 1929, Father Carriere’s journey to the priesthood included studies at both St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton, and St. Boniface Seminary, in Manitoba. He was ordained on the 12th June 1955 by Most Rev. Anthony Jordan OMI in St. Emile Church, Legal, for the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Father Carriere served as chaplain for a few years at the Edmonton General Hospital from 1960-1963. But most of his priestly ministry took place in parishes as pastor, including Immaculée-Conception in Edmonton, and other rural parishes in Chauvin, Rimbey, Stettler. He concluded his full time pastoral ministry in 1997 after ten years serving the people of Bashaw. Father Carriere retired in September 1997 in St. Albert with his faithful companion, Hershey, a beloved black lab. In 2013, he moved to Foyer Lacombe. He is remembered by his sister, Eloise Belley (Maurice), his brother Laurier Carriere (Karen), nieces & nephews, by friends and parishioners and his brother priests of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Prayers will be held at St. Joseph’s Basilica on Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be presided by Archbishop Richard Smith on Thursday, 25th September 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 10044 – 113 Street, Edmonton. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.