Canyon Lake, TX – Canyon Lake Fire / EMS regrets to announce the death of one of their own. At 7:41 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015, Firefighter / EMT Brent Lewis Bridges heroically surrendered his fight with colorectal cancer comfortably in the arms of his wife and with his family by his side.
Funeral services with Firefighter Honors will be conducted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Services will be held Canyon Lake Fire / EMS Station No. 1, which is located at 1074 Scissortail, Canyon Lake, TX 78133. As parking is limited and to allow continued operations of emergency services all parking will be located at the Canyon Lake Recreation and Community Center, which is located at 125 Mabel Jones Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133. Shuttle services will be provided for all guests to and from the parking location. Guests are requested to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. to the offsite parking location. No graveside ceremony will be held and there will be no apparatus procession.
Brent’s wishes were that the remains of the donations to Keep Calm Be Brent Strong Go Fund Me account be used to provide cancer screenings for firefighters and their families and to provide assistance to those in the battle with cancer. Brent and Julie were passionate about education and an additional wish for firefighter education grew over the past few months. A foundation is being established and funded beyond his wildest dreams to do fulfill these objectives and more.
To help Brent keep saving lives, in lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the foundation. Donations will be collected and distributed by Common Ground Church. Donations may be sent to Common Ground Church, P.O. Box 701188, San Antonio, TX 78270. Please indicate Brent Lewis Bridges Memorial on the memo line of paper or electronic checks. Your donations are tax deductible and 100% of the funds collected will be transferred to the foundation upon finalization of establishment to provide cancer screenings for firefighters and their families and to provide assistance to those in the battle with cancer.