Alexander "Sasha" Matthew EdgingtonAlexander "Sasha" Matthew Edgington, 14, passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2013.
Alexander "Sasha" Matthew Edgington, 14, passed away peacefully on Dec.10, 2013, in Duluth.
Sasha was born on June 29, 1999, in Novosibirsk, Russia.
He came to us in 2002, filled with a tender wisdom that captured and captivated us and anyone else who came to know him. Sasha loved the outdoors, spending time in the north woods, or fishing or canoeing in the boundary waters. Winter was his favorite time, enjoying skiing, building quinzies, and snowboarding. Although his time here was short, he touched many people's lives and will be sadly missed.
Sasha is preceded in death by a grandfather, grandmother, and uncles.
He is survived by his parents, Mark and Sue Edgington; brothers Andre, of Ely, Seppi Lehner, of Los Angeles, Calif.; sisters Brianna Hyslop, of Madison, Wis., Gwendolyn Hyslop; brother-in-law Karma Tshering and nephew Jamyang Tshering, of Canberra, Australia. He is also survived by his grandmother Marietta Edgington, of Dodgeville, Wis.; aunt Lori Edgington and uncle Jam, of Wausau, Wis., uncle John, aunt Erin, and cousins Valerie, Abigail, and Michael Edgington, of Cobb, Wis., and countless other aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the community of Ely for their love and support this past year, and the doctors and nurses at St. Mary's Children Hospital, for their love and gentle care of Sasha, especially in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sasha's name to Eric Peter Person Children's Cancer Fund, St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Ely.