Alexander James Kashlak

January 27, 2021 8 Condolences Print Obituary

Tempestuous winds tore through the streets of Edmonton on the evening of 19 January 2021. This was the day that labour began for the mother of little Alexander James Kashlak at a mere 23 weeks gestation. The two held steadfast travelling via ambulance from Misericordia to the Royal Alexandra Hospital. 76 hours after first being admitted, active labour began, and little Alexander began his final journey into our world.

With a calm intensity, five doctors and nurses from the labour and delivery division of the Lois Hole Hospital for Women stood still with clasped hands and focused eyes. At 10:25pm on 22 January 2021, Alexander James Kashlak entered the world to a torrent of activity; he had a heartbeat. The little warrior was rushed next door to the half dozen members of the neonatal intensive care team. His heartbeat resurged with an infusion of oxygen, but his young lungs were too underdeveloped to sustain him even with a breathing tube and CPAP device.

Ten minutes after his birth, this one pound 9 ounce fighter was allowed to rest in the warm comforting embrace of his mother’s and father’s arms. One hour later, he took his final breath. His heart continued beating into the small hours of Saturday morning when he peacefully passed away under the watchful care of his parents.

Though his time was short, Alexander James Kashlak is survived by and has forever changed the lives of his loving parents Megan and Adam Kashlak, his big sister Anna Kashlak, and his many family members across the globe. A small private viewing and cremation were held during the subsequent week.

If you feel the desire to make a donation, then please support the wonderful work of your local women’s or children’s hospital or the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and their Stollery neonatal intensive care unit: www.royalalex.org/ways-to-give.

  1. I came across your son’s story while looking for another. I am so sorry to hear of Alexanders passing and send you my deepest condolences.

  2. My deepest regrets in the passing of Alexander. Many prayers were given on his behalf. I believe he is with Jesus in heaven indicated by God’s holy word. What a blessing in such a short time.

    God be with you.

    Norma Brunermer (Mark’s mom)

  3. I saw your son’s obituary this morning. My deepest deepest condolences. I could not imagine your loss. What a beautiful boy he was. I pray that you can walk thru this. 💔🌹and the Lord, family and friends can help you thru this time.

  4. My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. He’s Truly beautiful.

  5. We don’t know you but after reading the
    Obituary of your lovely baby you lost we were so saddened and want to send your our sincere sympathy for your loss. 💐

  6. Little Alexander James was already so loved and he will forever remain in our hearts. Heaven has received a beautiful little angel. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.
    Love,
    Shannon & Juan

  7. We’ve never met, but I came across Alexander’s obituary while searching for another. I’d like to give you my condolences on the passing of your lovely boy. I don’t believe that it’s possible for such a soul to come to an end, and one day you’ll get to meet him again. God bless.

  8. I came across your obituary while looking for another… my deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you for the loss of you sweet baby.. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

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