Father Ora McManus served in Camrose, taught at St. Joseph’s Seminary

22 April 2024

Appears in: Archdiocesan News

Father Ora McManus recently passed away on Feb. 13, 2024.  He served for the Archdiocese of Edmonton during the 1960s. He was 93.

Born 18 September 1930 in Sydney, N.S., Father McManus attended St. Joseph’s Seminary  from 1953-1957. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Edmonton at St. Ninian Cathedral in Antigonish.

Father McManus was associate pastor at St. Joseph’s Cathedral from 1957-1958. He was a formator at St. Joseph’s Seminary and professor at Newman Theological College from 1960-1963 (Philosophy and English); 1966-1969  (Epistemology, Philosophical Psychology, Science).

From 1969-1970, Father McManus served as pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Camrose and St. Thomas the Apostle, Duhamel. In 1970, Father McManus left the Edmonton Archdiocese to serve the Diocese of Antigonish.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by leaving a message on the tribute wall of the obituary at T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel. In Father Ora’s memory, donations can be made to the New Dawn Volunteer Resource Center (Meals on Wheels Program) or the New Dawn Educational Foundation.

We pray for the repose of the soul of Father Ora, and for his entire family. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. May perpetual light shine upon him.