Edward Joseph McCARTY


Reverend Edward Joseph

Feb. 21, 1918 – May 4, 2010

On May 4, 2010, Father Edward McCarty passed away peacefully at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton at the age of 92 years. Father Edward was loved and will be greatly missed by his brother, Jack (Peggy) McCarty of Red Deer; sister-in-law, Vi McCarty; nephews and nieces, Cindy Wood, Lyle, Pat and Kenneth McCarty. Father Edward attended St. Joseph’s Seminary from 1944 to 1948 and was ordained February 8, 1948 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Edmonton. He served in many parishes throughout Alberta before retiring in 1998. He was an avid jogger and a runner who competed in many marathons, including the Montreal, New York and Boston Marathons. Father Edward was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Council 4530 and Fourth Degree member (St. Joseph’s Assembly) of the Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by his parents, Dennis and Mary McCarty; brothers, Tom and Jim McCarty; and nephew, Billy McCarty. A Prayer Vigil will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 13072 – Sherbrooke Avenue, Edmonton on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. with Most Reverend Joseph MacNeil presiding. Most Reverend Richard Smith will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Basilica, 10044 – 113 Street, Edmonton on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the St. Joseph’s Priests’ Retirement Fund, c/o The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, 8421 – 101 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6A 0L1. To send condolences please visit: www.connelly-mckinley.com


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