Steve Kashman

July 7, 1972 - March 13, 2023
March 27, 2023 20 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers
Steve lived life in the fast lane from his birth on July 7th in 1972 to his sudden passing on March 13, 2023.
He was a happy child, charismatic and hard to keep up with. Everyone who met him liked him, from his kindergarten teacher who had to tie him to a chair to control her classroom, to a police officer who had to arrest him.
Steve's friendships were many and long lasting. Turning his back on anyone in need was not an option, he followed up.
Steve never turned anyone away and would share his last dollar. He will be lovingly missed by his family and many friends



  1. Steve was my oldest son. Very busy as a child. I have so many great memories of his childhood. He was inquisitive, I was always answering his questions. He loved visiting me at the fire hall. He will be greatly missed

    • Steve,
      We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Steven with positive energy and a smile on his face.
      Take care,
      Deb and Robb Cavell

    • Sir,
      Steve and I were friends back when he lived in the big blue house next to Hoys grocery.
      We met in the first day of kindergarten, I can attest to him being…Steve! I want to say that he was my first friend and looking back, he was.
      As a child he spoke very highly of you back in 1979, did again when we crossed paths over 15 years later, he was working at Majestic if memory serves. (1993?)
      He recognized me without Hesitation! He yelled “Fred!!!” and went right back to being who Steve was, very helpful, always putting others first.
      I chatted with him sporadically over the years, was wondering why he never did his usual “How you been” check in on FB and through random texts.
      Went to his page and learned of his passing.
      I made plans to visit but as we all know, we get busy and push things over to “next time!”

      At 50 this is a stark reminder that “next time” is moving fast.
      I am so sorry for your loss, please extend my condolences to your family.

  2. Steve you were one of my best friends growing up and I’ll miss you. I think of the laughs and adventures we had in our late teens to our early 30’s and it still makes me smile. I can’t count the number of times you would pick me up if I was stranded no questions asked you showed up. You gave me a place to stay when I moved back to Edmonton from BC with just a hockey bag of clothes to my name, till I got a job and got back on my feet. I wish I could have been there for you the last couple of years. You’ll be missed.

    • Buddy.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing! I know his small little nuclear family oozed love and laughter when I met you all!

    Much love and big hugs

  4. Steve was like a brother of me for so many years, he was the first person who befriended me when I moved to Edmonton in 1991. Steve and I grew into close friends, and in 2000 when I was married I was honored to call on my best man.
    Steve is one of the most charismatic,giving people I’ve ever met. If you got to know Steve, or, he let you get to know him, there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for you, he was loyal, caring and one of the deepest friendships I’ve ever had. Those who know him in recent years knew about his demons, and even when working through those, you could see the kindness in him.
    I’m truly going to miss Steve.

  5. Steve was one of my nephews which unfortunately I really didn’t get to know well. But I have a memory of when he was about 4 years old. His dad wasn’t a firefighter yet but when Steve would see a fire truck he would yell “ look a firef**k a firef**k” he just couldn’t say a t for truck. As an adult he was always nice when we met again. My condolences to you mom, dad and your siblings You will be missed.

    • Thankyou

      • Sorry for your loss. He was a good guy.

  6. Sandy, Steve, Deena, Heather, Bryce:
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    I will always remember Steven with positive energy and a smile on his face.
    Thinking of all of you, along with his many friends.
    The Cavell Family

  7. Steve was one of my oldest friends.  I have so many fond memories of him. He was a loyal friend that was always there for me. He was a lot of fun to be around.  He would always make me laugh about some of the stories of his life experiences.  I was so lucky to be part of some of them.  I really used to enjoy the debates we would have on different topics nothing too serious,  just good conversation.  You are still making me laugh my brother and you always will. There was a time when we were young  and it seemed like we didn’t have a problem in the world.  I know you are at  peace  Steve and I will see you again.  Until then I will continue to cherish the time that you were part of my life and you will always be in my thoughts.

  8. Steve you were one of my best friends and even though we didn’t talk every day or sometimes months we were still good friends. You were one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met and always had a new idea or invention. You gave me total trust when we were roommates and taught me quite a bit and I am going to miss you brother. Say hi to Diana and Paul for me brother. Love and respect

  9. Steve was my best friend growing up and the memories of us are endless. He was a very generous loyal friend to the end.
    I will miss him terribly and always remember the great times I spent with him and his family.
    My deepest condolences to his Mom Sandy, Dad Steve and Sister Deena who were all like my extended family growing up.
    RIP Stevie. Love ya bro!

  10. Steve was a very close friend of mine in my teen years and young adult years together we learned right from wrong as family life came for me we slowly drifted apart but not before my wedding witch alot of my wedding photos included alot of pictures of his yellow Corvette. I was happy to reunite with Steve a few years back we talked about the good old days. I also realized that something wasn’t quite right with my friend and tried to be in touch with him and told him anything anytime I am there for him he insisted he was fine but… I’m sad and Steve I will miss you you where a friend that would help anyone I love you and miss you

  11. Steve was my father….. I always saw him as a man who could do anything he put his mind too, a jack of all trades. I can still remember sitting in the back of his convertible, listening to “Around the World”. Going over on the weekends so he can beat me at War God’s N64, making sure I shovel the sidewalk…..
    He left behind three sons, myself being the eldest. Never thought I could miss someone so much. The last time I saw him was on my 29th birthday in February and he looked healthier then I’d seen him in years. Miss you so much Dad…

  12. My deepest condolences to his family. I have some great memories of Steve when we were young.

  13. Steve you were a lovely person always willing to give a helping hand it was a honour to have meet you .May you rest in peace with the Angels

  14. I’m deeply saddened to hear of Steve Kashman’s passing. Though I haven’t seen him in many years, a wave of fond memories rushed over me. We met in 8th grade and were friends through high school and even worked together for some time. We were part of a large friend group that seemingly did everything together.

    He was a character — funny, gregarious and loyal. We used to talk on the phone for hours, and grew very close and shared secrets. One on one he was sweet, open and even vulnerable. When my parents’ marriage blew up rather spectacularly, he bore witness to a lot of the sordid details. He was a good friend and protective of me.

    I remember he was always tinkering with cars and working on projects. Right after he got his license, he got a vintage yellow Fiat convertible which was the coolest car. We drove all around the city — revelling in the new-found freedom. He tried to teach me how to drive standard. He was patient but I never did learn.

    Later, in our 20s, we drifted apart and I left Alberta. A few times over the years, I tried to search for him, but my digital footprint is small and I never got in touch with him, sadly. I’m grateful for his friendship and all the fun times we had in young adulthood. My thoughts are with his family.

    • I thank you for that. I missed a lot of Steve growing up. I am glad you were there to fill that. He was one of the “good guys” as we would say in the fire dept for the “good guys” that have passed. I will him. And thank you for the memory

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