Father Guy Carriere, who served the People of God for 42 years as a priest for the Archdiocese of Edmonton, died peacefully in hospital on Saturday evening, September 20. He was 85.

Born in Edmonton in 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 June 12, 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 rural parishes in Chauvin, Rimbey and Stettler. He concluded his full-time pastoral ministry in 1997 after 10 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 relatives and friends, parishioners and his brother priests of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Prayers will be held at St. Joseph’s Basilica on Wednesday, September 24, at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be presided by Archbishop Richard Smith on Thursday, September 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Basilica. Internment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.