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Edmonton Catholic Schools

Remembering Joan Carr

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.  John 3:16


It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the news that our beloved Superintendent Joan Carr has passed away after a courageous struggle with cancer.

Joan will always be known and loved as an individual with a passion for Catholic education and bringing students, staff, and families into a closer relationship with Jesus. Her legacy is part of the fabric of Edmonton Catholic Schools.  Joan was passionate about providing students with a broad spectrum of faith-based programming to choose from in order to reach their fullest potential.  This has established the character of our jurisdiction as one which provides for personalized programming to engage student gifts, talents, and passions through high quality Catholic educational experiences.  Most of all Joan loved helping our students to walk with Jesus.

She began her career as a teacher before serving in other roles including Principal and Assistant Superintendent. In 2006, Joan Carr became Superintendent of Edmonton Catholic Schools.  The 45 years that she dedicated to her vocation in our Division is a testament to her commitment to Catholic education and the community which she so loved.

In respect for Joan, our flags will be lowered to half-staff until sunset on the day of her funeral.

Let us join together as a community of believers to be thankful for the gift of the time we had with Joan and to take comfort in the knowledge that she is at rest in God.

Please submit your memories of Joan Carr to the Online Book of Condolences

Laura Thibert    
Chair Board of Trustees
Robert Martin 
Acting Superintendent 
Joe Naccarato
Acting Superintendent