Monsignor Patrick Carty passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Saturday,December 7, 2013, in his 79th year. The son of Frank Carty and Laura Breen, he was born in Elgin, Ontario, on September 19, 1935. Monsignor Carty is survived by his sisters, Clare (late Harold) Legere of Kingston, Rita (late Jack) Caccamo of Thunder Bay, Frances (Edward) McMahon of Syracuse, New York, and Mary Carty of Elgin; brothers, Joseph of Amherstburg, Mike (Ginny) of Portland, and Bill (Beverly) of Mississauga; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. During his more than 52 years of priesthood, Monsignor Carty served as associate pastor in the parishes of St. Peter-in-Chains, Trenton; St. Michael the Archangel, Belleville; St. Carthagh, Tweed; and St. Edmund, Stoco; and as pastor in the parishes of St. John the Evangelist, Flinton; St. Kilian, Ardoch; Sacred Heart of Jesus, Marmora; Holy Name of Mary, Marysville; St. Vincent de Paul, Deseronto; St. John the Baptist, Perth; and St. Columbanus, Elgin. After resigning as pastor in Elgin because of poor health, Monsignor Carty moved to Holy Cross Parish, Kemptville, continuing in pastoral work as his health permitted. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. Monsignor Carty’s priesthood was characterized by his deep devotion to his parishioners, whom he served with great faith, humility and love. In return, their abiding support, respect and affection were a source of great joy for him. Monsignor Carty’s final years were spent as a resident of Providence Manor in Kingston. His siblings wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to the sisters, priests and staff of Providence Manor, especially of Montreal 4, for the outstanding care and understanding given to their brother during his stay there. Monsignor Carty will lie in state in St. Columbanus Church, Elgin, on Thursday, December 12, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., with the Vigil Service at 7 p.m. He will lie in state in St. John the Baptist Church, 40 Wilson St. East, Perth, on Friday, December 13, from 9-11:45 a.m., and the Mass of Christian Burial will be held there at 12 noon, with Archbishop Brendan O’Brien presiding. A reception will follow at Farrell Hall, 186 Gore St. East, Perth. Interment and Rite of Committal will take place at St. Columbanus Cemetery, Elgin, after the reception. Memorial donations directed to St. Columbanus Parish for St. Columbanus/Holy Japanese Martyrs Cemeteries would be appreciated. May he rest in the peace and joy of the Risen Lord.