Brent

Three Year Anniversary (August 7, 2014)

10537096_791844814169205_4988306860291946791_n

It is has been three years since Brent was called upon to serve a higher purpose and quest.  However, it still feels as if it just occurred yesterday.

10562598_791844870835866_7347902347650691905_o

20140808_090149Our family was deeply touched that Brent’s friends from Texas sent a beautiful bouquet of roses and Easter lilies.  

During Brent’s life, he touched the lives and hearts of countless individuals.  It means a lot us that his legacy continues to live on in the memories and hearts of family and friends.


Deep Thoughts

Many people are unaware that exactly one year to the date prior to his passing, Brent was shot during an attempted carjacking. It has plagued our family with many questions and theories since it sounds like something out of a Final Destination movie.

 

 

News Article 1         News Article 2


Celebration of Life Memorial (December 27, 2013)

xmas2010039

On December 14, 2013, Brent called upon his beloved grandmother to join him in heaven.  The family will forever cherish the special time we spent with her this past Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

 

20131227_11244220131225_115715

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On December 27, 2013, livelong friends and family of Tre took time to participate in a celebration of life memorial mass and reception.  She will be forever remembered for her sharp wit, memorable stories and the countless prayers that she said for others in their time of need.

 20131227_140748[1]
As specifically requested by Tre before her passing, Reverend Michael Brillantes presided over her mass and performed a burial blessing upon Tre, Law and Brent at the cemetery.


Holiday Tree (December 2013)

unnamed

Brent’s Holiday Tree is up on Canale Row.

This holiday season, we kindly ask friends and family members to write their cherished memories of Brent on his Legacy Guestbook so that his children can read and remember their father’s legacy for many years to come. 

Thank You & God Bless.


Two Year Anniversary (August 7, 2013)

20130807_102830

It is hard to believe that two years have already gone by since Brent’s passing.

This tree was planted in the memory of Brent.

20130805_124531

20130805_124640


Second Year Blessing (July 27, 2013)

IMG_0201 Despite being extremely busy as the only priest at San Bruno Church, Father Michael was able to come out to the cemetery today to bless Brent in recognition of the upcoming second anniversary of his passing.

IMG_0205 IMG_0214


Mother’s Day (May 12th 2013)

GE DIGITAL CAMERA


Happy Mother’s Day from Reina & Brent.  The arrangement ordered was supposed to be pink, but yet again, Brent had some behind the scenes influence and had the florist change the color to blue.

 

20130519_175321

 

 

 

 

 

20130512_073719


Happy 95th Birthday Grandma Tre (March 2013)

xmas2010039

DSC_0877 March 24th was Grandma Tre’s 95th Birthday.  Coincidentally, in the flowers sent to Grandma Tre from Reina & Brent, the florist included a butterfly, which was not in the arrangement design online.  We like to think that was Brent’s unique touch.  😉


Valentine’s Day (February 2013)

vday2013

Brent had countless valentines day wishes. We will always love and miss him.


Happy Birthday Brent (January 2013)

birthday2013January 12th will always be a humbling day as it is a yearly reminder that Brent will be 34 forever. Thank you to everyone that acknowledged it on his Legacy Guest Book.


Holiday Tree (December 2012)

2012treeAfter the success of last year’s holiday tree, we created a tree this year with butterflies from contributing family members and friends.


Visit from Texas (September 2012)

In September, a few of Brent’s close friends visited him at the cemetery.

Megan1 Megan2


One Year Anniversary Mass (August 2012)

On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the following events occurred on the one year anniversary of Brent’s passing. First, a Burial Blessing at the Italian Cemetary, during which participants released butterflies with their whispered wish. After an early dinner at Fresh Choice, there was a Memorial Mass at Saint Bruno’s Catholic Church.

memorial1memorial2memorial3memorial5    memorial4 butterfly


Out of the Darkness Walk (May 2012)

walk

In Brent’s memory, his mom (Susan) and sister (Reina) participated in the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk. Prior to the event, they were required to raise $1,000 each to participate in the event. Net proceeds raised benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, funding research, advocacy, survivor support, education and awareness programs, including the suicide helpline that has helped countless individuals in their time of crisis. By registration on June 9th, they had raised a total of $2,830, far exceeding the requirement through the generous support of family and friends. Together, participants raised more than $2.3 Million and, from dusk to dawn, helped to bring issues of depression, mental illness and suicide out of the darkness and into the light.

Their walk began at Fort Mason, where a few key note speakers shared their stories. When they reached the Palace of Fine Arts, they were surprised to discover that a few family members had shown up to cheer them on in person at the cheering stations. In the end, they walked 7.5 miles to a rest stop before hitching a ride back to Fort Mason, where they walked an additional 1.5 miles through the seemingly endless luminary lights of those lost through suicide. As they walked, both gained strength, clarity and wisdom from other families and individuals forever affected by suicide. This was truly an emotional and enriching journey.

Thank you to all the friends and family that supported Susan and Reina both emotionally and financially in this truly unforgettable experience.

Click to read an article written in the RCBA Magazine by Reina regarding the experience (on page 11).

walk3walk4walk2 walk1  walk5walk6


Happy Valentines Day (February 2012)

brentvdayBrent had countless valentines day wishes. We will always love and miss him.


Happy Birthday Brent (January 2012)

BrentBDayJanuary 12th was a humbling day. It would have been Brent’s 35th Birthday. Thank you to everyone that acknowledged it on his Legacy Guest Book.


The Holiday Tree (December 2011)

Brent11

On November 25th, we placed a small Holiday Tree for Brent at the Italian Cemetery. All who knew and loved Brent mailed us a small ornament with their names written on it. The tree was decorated with blue solar lights that shined bright during the night. (Click the photos to view them larger.)

Thank you so much for helping us keep Brent’s memory alive!

 

  Brent12tree2tree3tree1