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Alejandro Junio Clarke

June 18, 2003 — October 16, 2023

June 18, 2003 ~ October 16, 2023

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the sudden and tragic passing of our beloved son, Alejandro Junio Clarke, at the tender age of 20.

Left with cherished memories are his loving parents Jim and Lucie Clarke; abuelita Corina Moscoso of Venezuela; godparents Gustavo Kammerer and Alejandra Baez; uncles and aunts: Phil and Margie Clarke, Susan Clarke, Debbie Schulte, Arturo Moscoso; cousins Daniel Moscoso, Rodriguez- Milliet, Rodriguez -Zambrano, Provenzano- Rodriguez, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Saez- Rodriguez, Margarita, Moscoso Family of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, Noel and David; and many extended cousins, family, and friends.

He was predeceased by his grandparents Cyril and Agnes Clarke; and abuelito Junio Moscoso.

Alejandro was born on June 18, 2003, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  He attended Canterbury Park daycare, St. Joseph’s the Worker Catholic School, Arthur Day Middle school and Murdoch McKay Collegiate, which he graduated from in 2021.  These establishments helped mold Alejandro into the person he was and were pivotal in creating long-lasting relationships, most of which still exist today.

He was an aspiring writer, actor, director, and chef.  He had many interests and hobbies that let his creativity flourish.  He had a passion for food – a regular workday meal at home prepared by him made you feel as though you were eating in a 5-star restaurant, and his passion and knowledge of the movie industry was unprecedented. His long-term goal was to combine his two passions and become the next Anthony Bourdain!  From an early age his interests became apparent, from kindergarten he could identify classical music and who the composer was, he could tell you the name of a painting and who the artist was, and still tell you all the characters from SpongeBob Square Pants! As he grew older, his interest in theatre and movies began to flourish. He could tell you who wrote, acted in, and directed movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca, and Gone with the Wind. Once he became a teenager, he joined the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Here he began to foster his acting skills and began writing and directing, eventually creating his first short film called “Open Wounds”.

Alejandro was a welcoming and humble person.  He had the biggest heart and was always willing to help others first. No matter how he felt inside, he would always try to make others feel relaxed with his quick wit and sense of humor.  He had a strong moral compass and showed immense compassion and empathy for others and had a sense of justice to treat others equally.

With his final act of kindness, and as a testament to who Alejandro was, his last gift to others was the gift of organ donation.  We hope and pray that Alejandro’s empathy, spirit, and compassion lives on in others.  It comforts his parents to know that Alejandro’s heart is beating on with someone who needed a new lease on life – making a miracle out of a tragedy.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Owen Mooney of the ICU in St. Boniface Hospital and Harry Reich, Alejandro’s nurse.  The care and compassion you showed to Alejandro and his parents, Lucie and Jim, was unprecedented.

Donations can be made in Alejandro’s name to St. Boniface Hospital.

Viewing and prayers will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel; 1035 Park Ave. E., Beausejour, MB, prior to cremation.  Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 505 Brewster Street, Winnipeg, MB.

www.soberingfuneralchapel.com

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