Joan Carr’s Catholic faith was her compass. It guided her in everything she did.
Carr devoted herself to many aspects of Catholic life – as a teacher, principal, administrator and later superintendent of Edmonton Catholic Schools, as a volunteer, and as a board member for a variety of Catholic initiatives and causes. Her loss is being felt across the Catholic community.
Carr died of cancer on Feb. 9. She was 67. Her funeral is scheduled for Feb. 15 at St. Joseph’s Basilica, where she was a parishioner. Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith will preside, and Bishop David Motiuk of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton will concelebrate. The service will be livestreamed here at 10:30 a.m.