Brennan Wade Daigle

February 28, 2001 ~ May 5, 2011

Brennan Wade Daigle, 10, of Westlake, went home to be the Lord, Thursday, May 5, 2011 from the comfort of his home. "He fought the good fight and won the battle".

Brennan was born in Lake Charles and has been a life resident of Westlake. He attended Western Heights Elementary where he played basketball. Brennan enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting. His greatest memories were having been sworn in as United States Army honorary 1st Sergeant and then promoted to full Colonel. He was also honored as mayor for the day and given keys to the City of Westlake and Sulphur and was recognized by Gov. Bobby Jindal for his strength and courage.

Brennan was a member of Houston River Baptist Church where he was a Royal Ambassadors.

Brennan will be most remembered as the Founder of "Colors for a Cause Foundation" and for living his life verse, Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Albert L. and Kristy Hutchison Daigle of Westlake; one sister, Lauren Nicole Daigle of Westlake; paternal grandfather, L.J. Daigle of Lake Charles; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Scherry Hutchinson of Kirbyville, TX; paternal great- grandmother, Eva Williams of Lake Charles; maternal great- grandparents, Frank and Clara Reeves of Kirbyville, TX; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and devoted friends, Donald Sonnier and Kaleb Mouton.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Geneva Carter Daigle and maternal grandmother, Valerie Reeves Hutchison.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, May 9, 2011 in Houston River Baptist Church in Sulphur. Rev. Lonnie L. Gothrup will officiate. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake. Visitation will be at the church, Sunday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and will continue Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

Donations may be made to Colors for a Cause Foundation, c/o Houston River Baptist Church, 110 West Houston River Rd., Sulphur, LA 70663.

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  1. Albert, Kristy Lauren,Words cannot express the sorrow my hearts feels for your family. I did not know you personally but you are all a part of my prayers and thoughts each day just as Brennan has been over the past couple of months. Strength and love be with you to guide you thru your journey. Brennan lives on in all of our hearts forever.

  2. Albert, Kristy, and Lauren,I am deeply sorry for your loss. Brennan is a national treasure, and his cause will go on. Thank you for sharing your family with us. May you find the strength to heal and please know you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Albert,We have followed Brennan's courageous battle. Never did we connect the dots and realize that he was your son until we saw his precious face in the obituary column. It was like looking at you when you were his age. Our hearts go out to you and your wife and daughter. Know that you have the love and support of all of our family, the families of Calcasieu Parish, as well as thousands of others who followed his fight on facebook. What a remarkable young man. We grieve your loss with you.Sincerely,Charles Pat Gorman

  4. Although I just knew Brennan through Evelyn on Facebook, He made me realize that I am here for a reason. From all the pics I saw he lived a great life and lived it to the fullest!!

  5. As a fire department Captain I have to face many difficult situations. None have been nearly as trying or tough than the illness of a child. Brennan was braver than anyone I know and fought a good fight. Rest In Peace Brennan. Although I never had the honor of meeting you, your story has inspired me to live my life to the fullest and to continue my service in the fire department with renewed energy and hope.

  6. As I look at just a few of the messages coming in from all over the world, what strikes me is what an impact a small boy made in such a short time! Brennan showed us that love can spread far and wide if we just reach out to others as he did. Such a wise soul in such a young body. God's plan is perfect and Brennan carried it out perfectly. Albert, Kristy and Lauren, people all over the world are grieving with you and I know you feel the love that Brennan left for you. What a gift to have shared your life and love with such a special soldier in God's army. We will lift you up in prayer at this difficult time. James and Jerri Bushnell

  7. Brennan I am so thankful for coming across your news article, I was able to see things through your eyes my life has been forever changed. I like the way Rosemary puts it Shine Bright Sunshine Boy because you will forever shine in my heart. Praying for you Albert, Kristy, Lauren the whole Daigle family. I salute you Col. Brennan Wade Daigle.

  8. Brennan set an example for everyone to emulate. His courage and determination was a standard for all to admire. It was an honor to be able to have him even for a short time, he was an inspiration to all of us here at the FRIENDLY POST! Comrade Brennan, until we meet again! William S. CollinsCommanderSpring Lake MemorialVFW Post 4542

  9. Brennan was a bright star in the night. His story brought me back into the light of Jesus Christ. I cannot thank him enough for that gift. I looked forward to seeing Brennan's new adventures each and every day. God Bless Brennan, Albert, Kristy and Lauren. Hooah!!

  10. Brennan was a remarkable young man. He will greatly be missed by all. Brennan continued to have a positive influence on all the people around him.

  11. Brennan you will be missed. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us. My deepest condolence goes to the family at this time. We will miss your smile Brennan, but we will always have your smile in our hearts and minds.~Michelle DollinsHempstead, Texas

  12. Brennan's courage touched so many people. It's such a testament to his character that his one wish was to meet his heroes, the men and women of the U.S. Army. He will continue to be an inspiration to so many.

  13. Brennan, I never got to meet you, but I sure would have liked to. You are a brave soldier…and you fought until the very end. There is no doubt that the last few months of your life were filled with amazing moments. You accomplished more than most people do in their life time. Sleep well friend

  14. Daigle Family, I joined Brennan's Brigade in March and stated at that time, through Brennan I have seen the best in others. I have prayed for Brennan, and your family, and my thoughts have been with you daily. Sadly, each day I thought Brennan was dying. I was wrong! This morning I realized that over these last months Brennan wasn't dying….Brennan was living, and loving, and glorifying our Great God. Thank you for sharing Brennan and for shining a bright light upon our Savior during your darkest hours. Your family is in my prayers today and those to come.

  15. Dear Dailge Family I am so sorry for your loss.If I could take your pain away I would in a heartbeat! I came to know you your son through your sons story on yahoo his page Brennans Brigade. I never had the privilege to meet your son in prson but I so loved him from a distance. Through him I regianed my faith.By his example he taguht me the true meaning of loving one another showed me what true strength really is! He helped me become a better person. Thank you so much for sharing him with me. God truly gave us an ANGEL to walk among us! God Bless all of you may he wrap his arms around you during this difficult time of grief. BIG HUGS Lots Lots of love to you all.

  16. even though i never met Brennan he touched my heart and took a piece with him. his journey inspired me to become a better person and now he is up with the angels, my prayers are with the Daigle family during this time…God bless all of you

  17. Even though I never met Brennan,he was the strongest person. He gave others hope when we had none. God has a special angel. This angel will always watch over you.

  18. Extending my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Son Brennan and praying that your faith will give you strength in this sad time. Peace,Lisbeth

  19. Finally time to rest Sir. I salute you. You fought a great battle. God has called His angel home. May your family find peace in knowing that you are in the arms of God.

  20. I am certainly missing him, but look forward to meeting up with him in the future. No matter how deep the day gets, I invision Brennan's sweet smile and all is better !

  21. I am so sorry for your loss of this wonderful little boy that was very courageous and was the light of so many lives. He will forever be in the hearts of many around the world. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless you with many wonderful memories and smiles.

  22. I am so sorry for your loss. Brennan was an exceptional young man who did more in his short years than most do in a lifetime. He was treasured by all of us and our comfort now is that he is well again in God. I pray for your peace and comfort.

  23. I am so sorry for your loss. You're son was an amzing little boy that had more strength courage as he fought this difficult battle with cancer. Instead of letting it bring him down he chose to be a leader to thougsands through his stong Faith in the process showed people how to love one another be strong so many regained their faith or strengthened their faith through his example. May God Bless your family wrap his arms around you during your time of grief. God Loves You so do I. God Blessed us all with an Angel.

  24. I am so sorry for your loss.Brennan was an Angel on earth.I told my daughter that he was a seed that was planted that grew into a beautiful,majestic,sprawling tree.It's branches,limbs,twigs and leaves were the many lives that he touched around the world.That was how he traveled around the world teaching all of us about Jesus. I hope this helps in this time of pain and loss.Thank you all for sharing this precious gift.Dena Childs and Family-KY

  25. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I could have met him , My 8year old daughter and I have been following him. We have prayed for him and all of his family. God, is holding him in his arms of love till you can be with him again.I can not imagine your pain for I have four kids of my own and to loose one would be very heartbreaking.As I read about him he was a very brave solider and what the military did for him is one of the nicest things I have ever heard of man kindness.May your hearts soon heal and your memories last a life time. May God, be with you in this time of need.

  26. I am so sorry to learn of Brennan's passing. I pray that God be with you, I also thank Brennan for touching the hearts of so many people, and for allowing me to be a small part of his live. Rest in Peace Brennan.

  27. I am so very sorry for your loss. God was in need of a special angel and called Brennan home. Rest in peace little soldier.

  28. I am sorry! I was trying so hard to finish the song I was writing for Brennan before he left. I am working to save up the money to have it recorded and I will send it to you. Below are the words to the chorus. I hope they connect.God bless! BarryWhen it's like a sledgehammerWhen it's like a freight trainWhen it's like a steam roll tractor running through your brainWhen your soul is too tiredTo walk another milePut your fingers to the corners of your mouthAnd make both sides smile!

  29. I am truly sorry and sadden for your loss.. I never met Brennan but boy did he touched my heart. The way he fought this war and his inspiration. I would had loved to meet him in person, if only I would had lived closer.. The day I saw the Pink Convoy it brought tears, just seeing all those pink trucks..He got his pink camo truck adn it was soo precious when he signed his truck..God Bless U Brennan ur family too.. RIP LIL SOLDIER, will always remember you eventhough I never met you !! 3

  30. I cant stop thinking of the day I met Brennan for the first time. We enjoyed making homemade pizza's at my house with Brennan, Kristy and my 2 children. We laughed together and shared so many special little chats.Brennan taught me and my 2 children what it means to BE STRONG AND TO HAVE FAITH IN GOD..RIP LIL MAN..

  31. I knew Brennan only through Brennan's Brigade on Facebook, following all the events photos. I can hardly believe how I've been affected by his struggle against cancer, and I just feel devastated by his death. His Book of Life must be filled to overflowing with all the good his young life has accomplished. No mere words can take away your sorrow, but take heart in knowing so many people care. I pray for peace to fill your hearts. God Bless you all.

  32. I love you Brennan. Thank you for teaching me Brennan Strength. I will miss you…but your legacy will live on through us.

  33. I never got to meet Brennan in person, but he showed me that no matter how bad a situation is, you should never give up on God and ALWAYS keep smiling. Thank you, Brennan. I will never forget you and what you've taught me.

  34. I never had the priviledge of meeting Brennan but I know he was loved by his Aunt Cheryl. Grew up with Valarie,(Brennan's Grandmother) and Cheryl as a child in Seagoville. wished I could give you all a big hug. Sending Love and Prayers your way! Susie Jones Kinder

  35. I remember on a post that u had made of Brennan watering flowers and he did not know that you were watching… What a wonderful reminder that even the simplest of tasks should be enjoyed.. He is such a inspiration to me. Always in my prayers.. Love to you God Bless


  37. I would say a prayer for Brennan everyday.But he has been on my mind all day.In such a short time this lil man touched so many lives.He will never be really gone as he has entered so many hearts and lives on.He is an amazing young man.Thank you so much for sharing your son with us all.I feel so blessed to have known him even though in life I didnt get to met him personally.He made me look at life thru new eyes and remind me that the trivial things are nothing.It's the little things that are the most.May you rest in peace lil man.No more pain and no more tears.Your free to fly with the angels.Prayers family thru this diffucult time.May God be with you now and always…

  38. I've never met Brennan but followed his journey on Facebook. He was such an inspiration to so many people. His legacy will live on in the lives of the people he touched – 43,000 of them at last count. The Lord will be proud so have welcomed home such a brave warrior who spread his Word when many of us would have given up. Rest in peace, Brennan.

  39. Jesus said, I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.~John 8:12 Brennan's light continues to shine on us. Thank you for being such a special part of my life. I love you will truely miss you, but will watch for you in the stars rainbows..R.I.P. lil one..xxoo

  40. May God bless you all during this time and remember Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time. Again, God bless you.

  41. May the lord keep bless you in this time of sorrow. Airborne soldiers don't die, we go to heaven regroup. Mission accomplished Soldier!! Hooah. No one get's left behind.

  42. Much love hugs to Brennan's family. God has just received a Might Little Warrior into his army! God Bless and keep you all.

  43. My condolences to the Daigle family and his many friends. Such a brave young many who not only was an inspiration to me but to so many. He will be missed here on earth but rest in the comfort of knowing he is in the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  44. My family and I think of what an inspiration brennan was and still is. We wish your family peace in this time of sorrow. He is an angel now that will watch over all of us.

  45. My family is so sorry for your loss, just know that your son touched more lives in his than most people could ever hope to. He will live on in hearts all over the world and his work/mission will continue forward to help so many. May peace and comfort come to your family each and everyday here on.

  46. My heart bleeds for your loss.. and praying for your beloved Brennan and your beautiful family daily.. God please be with this family and put your comforting arms around them and may they be shown the same compassion and love they have already shown others by the thousands !!! In Jesus Name.. Amen.. Rest In Peace beautiful angel warrior.. now you are in the presence of Our Gracious Heavenly Father.. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. Love to you all.. Kalanie and Milfred Newman

  47. my heart go's out to little Brennans Familie …he is a great Soldier on God's side now R.I.P Brennan we will always look up to you

  48. My Heart goes out to your famuly… I never got to meet Brennan but followed his brave story on facebook. What a brave and wonderful son you raised. I am so honored to have been able to follow his short life. May God Bless you and hold your family in his arms. Rest in Peace soldier. Love and Prayers Kim

  49. My heart is so heavy for all of the family of this brave little boy, who has forever touched the lives of countless thousands of people from around the world. I never had the pleasure of meeting Brennan, but I became aware of his story about 3 months ago and have been following him, as well as praying for him ever since. Today, I am praying for every member of Brennan's family, as well as for all of his dear friends who are grieving so deeply today. May God's Grace cover this dear family and may His Peace that surpasses all human comprehension, as well as His supernatural Strength be with you all. In Jesus' Name,Pastor Robbie Bankens

  50. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family in your time of loss for a wonderful little boy. I've been following Brennan's story on facebook as well as our local news. He was a very brave little soldier. Heaven has a beautiful little angel and your family now has a guardian angel as well. May he rest in peace.

  51. My words are not adequate to express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Your son was an inspiration to thousands of people around the world.

  52. Our hearts are heavy but our memories are bright and many. May you all have the comfort of knowing that you are loved by so many. Prayers for the most wonderful family I've never even met. Through Brennan, I have learned so much. Thank you for sharing your son with so many.

  53. Please accept my most sincere heartfelt sympathies… Col. Brennan was still is, an inspiration to many people, including myself my family. Thank You for sharing your precious son, brother, friend with me through facebook. I know you will be overwhelmed by messages prayers but that is a testament to the amazing soul of Brennan. May the Lord wrap his arms around you, comfort you, continue to bless you, until the joyous time of your reunion with Brennan! Rest in Peace, Soldier Thank You! In God's Love, The Colborn Family

  54. Praying for each of you during this difficult time, but I know that Brennan is resting in the arms of Jesus! I asked my sweet Rebecca to welcome him to heaven too! Brennan has touched so many lives but he will be missed greatly. May God just surround each of you with His comfort.

  55. R.I.P. Col Brennan Daigle You Are My Hero And Now A Angel Of GOD And Will Be Missed By Lots Of People Around the World And I Thank You For Sharing Your life With Me Now GO REST HIGH ON THE MNT My Brother And Will Be Praying For Your Family That GOD Will Hold There Hands Thur Years To Come

  56. Rest In Peace Brennan. My deepest sympathies for his family and dear freinds. You are and always will be an angel. You were a soldier in the army and now you are a soldier in God's army. This veteran salutes you.

  57. Rest in Peace you sweet solider! You were such an inspiration to me and will always be remembered. You are a very special angel now. I will be praying for your family for their strength. God bless all of you!

  58. Sending you our deepest condolences for the loss of your truly amazing and most wonderful, precious son, Brennan!! He's for sure to be missed, not only by you all, but to all of the many and many of thousands of people he touched across the country and throughout the world. It is said that all it takes is one person to make a difference and that Brennan has clearly done and so much much more. Brennan not only made a difference, but he was the difference!! We Love You, Brennan And Your Beautiful Family!!

  59. Shine bright my sweet Sunshine Boy….I will forever treasure the wonderful opportunity I had in meeting you. Ever since I read about you back on March 7th I had one wish (besides praying that God had a miracle with your name on it) I said if I could meet that one special person in the world who would it be?…and my answer was so very easy. Brennan…I wanted to meet Brennan. Thank you sweet boy for making a profound difference in my life. You will live in my heart forever. I just know you're very happy in Heaven…we will meet again some day and I won't have to say good bye…I love you Brennan. 3

  60. So deeply sorry for your loss Mr.and Mrs.Daigle and Lauren.I only met Brennan once, but that's all it took for him to have a place in my heart.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Dana (hr block) Moss Bluff,La.

  61. Thank you for sharing Brennan's story with the world. His strong spirit and faith have reached more people than you will ever know. Even in the midst of your terrible struggle, I thank you for your love and graciousness in sharing his – and your – struggles. God Bless You.

  62. To the most wonderful family I know- I can't begin to tell you the impact Brennan made on the world. He was special to so many of us. I know that he will be gravely missed by each of us especially his heroic family. I hope you have peace in knowing what a magnificent HERO that YOU raised. He will forever live on through so many. Stay strong and celebrate his life! I send love and prayers to each and every one of you. Please keep his dream alive! Everyday look at the sunshine and think of him shining through- He is a true HERO! 3

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