Bret Edward Coleman

Bret Edward Coleman

Bret Edward Coleman

Bret Edward Coleman peacefully went into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016. Born July 7, 1987 he is the youngest of 3 children. Bret grew up in Bellevue Wa, and spent his high school years in North Bend prior to residing in Renton.

Bret loved the outdoors. Bret enjoyed Bret Colemanfishing, camping and road trips. A favorite destination was Mt Rainier. He liked hanging out with those close to him in the comfort of his home whether it be on the sunny deck with his cat Miki, the fire pit at night or by himself taking in the beauty of nature around him. He loved all aspects of sports; playing, watching and reading, always a go to person for an obscure fact. As a child Bret spent hours hitting whiffle balls out of the backyard and as an adult pitching whiffle balls to his nephews. Among his other interests was collecting useable glass art.

Bret was a private person, gentle and compassionate in spirit. He had a big heart Bret Colemanand would gladly give you his last dollar. He had a heartfelt concern those hurting or in need.

In September of 2012 Bret was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Over the course of 3 1/2 years he valiantly went through 2 surgeries, radiation and chemo with quiet strength and without complaint. It was an honor to care for him and we will continue to be in awe of his courage and unwavering faith.

Bret leaves behind a loving family that misses him deeply. Parents,
Danny & Shelley Coleman; Sisters, Angela Puri ( Eljen ) & Callie Bavard
( Jason ); Nephews, Daniel, Gavin, Romy & Kellen; Nieces, Elina & Elani ; Aunt Debbie and many other relatives.

Our Family wishes to thank all the people that have prayed for Bret and his family throughout this time. Out of respect for Bret a small gathering of those closest to him will be held next month.

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

7 Responses to “Bret Edward Coleman”

  • Callie Bavard says:

    Bret
    I miss you so badly. I know you are now free, happy and healthy, that makes me smile. I know I will see you again and we will embrace with a giant hug and laugh loudly again together one day! I miss that smile of yours. The best little brother a girl could ask for. I will forever love you and keep you close in my heart always. I love you Bret.

  • Cj ( Friend ) says:

    Bret, I will always remember you for the kind person that you where. You where always there for me, and I will never forget that. I miss you my friend, and I know you are in a good place where there is no pain and suffering.

  • Angela Puri says:

    I will never understand why things happened the way they did or why you were taken so young. All I know is that you are home now experiencing eternal peace and joy with our Lord and savior and that is what I cling to when it hurts. I wish we had more time together and that we could have been closer. As messy as things were at times, you were always loved like a little brother, unconditionally, no matter what. I hope you know that I was always in your corner. I wish you could see your nieces and nephews grow up. I know if circumstances were different, you would be the coolest, most supportive uncle ever. You were so funny and observant and smart. You had a tender and gentle heart. You were one of the most genuine people I’ve ever known. I miss you a lot, but I am comforted by the thought that we will meet again. Until then, I will imagine you as an angel with Jesus. I love you little brother.

  • Greg Cobb (Uncle) says:

    Brett,
    The short time we had together in my visits to Seattle, these are my memories of you:
    A smile so warm and adorable. A laugh that made me smile and want to hug you. Your walk was so knowing and confident with purpose. When we played basketball, you would lift your shirt and touch the ball to your stomach for good luck, priceless and precious memory I can still see.
    I wish now I would have come more often to see you and not let so much time go by. A regret.
    Our Lord now holds you in His arms with such embrace and love. I hope one day to play basketball again with you.
    With love and many tears.

  • Deb Hickman says:

    May you rest in peace my dear…you are definitely in the arms of our Lord. I work with your lovely Mom and will be here for her to help guide her in times of need. You are truly missed….God Bless this Family.
    Deb Hickman

  • Debbie Erdmann says:

    Though you are missed so very much, it is a blessing to know you are at peace now and without pain. We had a wonderful ‘celebration of life’ for you. You will be in my heart forever…until we meet again…I love you!

  • Lauren says:

    Bret, We went to school together for many years and your sister Callie and I became so close! her and I were inseparable. you were always so kind and always had a remarkable smile. You were truly one of a kind, always so sweet. I know your in a better place no longer in pain. Smiling down on your family and loved ones. I haven’t seen Callie in a awhile however seeing her in pain breaks my heart. I know your now a guardian angel, even though your not here in a physical form I’m sure you are in spirit. your family misses you dearly. Gone to soon, you will never be forgotten and you will always be loved dearly.

    Message for the family,
    My heart goes out to each of you. I lost my Dad and grandmother (4 months apart from each other) to the battle of cancer. I get through tough days by remembering them doing things they loved. Weather it’s listening to their favorite music, making their favorite meal, watching their favorite movies. Which helps a whole lot. Staying close to one another and comforting one another and bonding at this time I believe is important. You are all such a wonderful, loving family. You all are in my prayers.

    Callie,
    You are truly amazing and such a incredible big sister! I know Bret would agree with me on that one 🙂 you were like a sister to me growing up. I am forever thankful for you. No matter the time that passes or the distance between us I am always here for you. Always just a phone call away!

    Love always,
    Lauren

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