Sister Anne Marie Carey

Obituary of Sister Anne Marie Carey

Sister Anne Marie Carey, CSJ

died peacefully at the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Residence,

2 O’Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, November 18, 2019,

in the 74th year of her religious life.


Sister Anne Marie was the eldest daughter of Arthur Carey from Toronto, Ontario,

and Kathleen Seager from Thornhill, Ontario.


Sister Anne Marie was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Kathleen, her brother John Arthur and his wife Shirley, her sisters, Sister Kathleen (Kitty) Carey, CSJ and

Mary and her husband Ken Smith.


Sister Anne Marie will be missed by her nieces and nephews, friends,

CSJ Associates, and sisters in community.


Sister Anne Marie entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto on September 8, 1946 and has celebrated over 70 years in the congregation.


Sister Anne Marie pursued a career in the field of social services at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. Her compassion and love for those who are marginalized in our society led her to establish St. Michael’s Detox Centre, Matt Talbot Houses and St Michael’s Half Way Homes, to assist men in recovery from addictions.

She drew inspiration from Matt Talbot, an unskilled Irish labourer, a patron of those struggling with alcoholism.


Sister Anne Marie was also instrumental in the early stages of establishing the

Sisters of St. Joseph Associate Program for laity who wish to live the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.


In recent years, Sister Anne Marie had been receiving care from the dedicated staff at the Sisters of St. Joseph Care Centre.

She had a quiet, gentle, welcoming presence for everyone.


Visitation will take place at the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Residence,

2 O’ Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

with a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Chapel, 2 O’Connor Drive, Toronto, Ontario.


Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fontbonne Ministries,

101 Thorncliffe Park Drive, Toronto ON M4H 1M2.



2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Sisters of St. Joseph's Residence
2 O'Connor Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Sisters of St. Joseph's Residence
2 O'Connor Drive
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge St.
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
905 889 7461
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