Brigitte Marguerite Leard

Brigitte Marguerite Leard

December 21, 1933 - November 12, 2009

Brigitte Marguerite Leard

December 21, 1933 - November 12, 2009


Leard, Brigitte M., 75 years young, passed away on November 12, 2009. Born December 21, 1933 in Paris, France, of a French mother and an American father. Raised in war-torn Paris, she was the oldest of six children. Brigitte attended Catholic parochial school as a young girl. She moved to Southern California in 1955, married in 1955 and lived in Huntington Beach for 46 years. Surf City was her home. She loved raising her family, entertaining, cooking and gardening. She placed little value on material wealth, but instead, devoted herself to the living, especially those struggling under the weight of difficult challenges.

She leaves behind a son, Edwin Jr. of Laguna Hills, and three daughters, Genevieve Gigi of Aliso Viejo, Martine of Laguna Niguel, and Dominique of Aguanga, CA. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Catholic Mass at St. Bonaventure, in Huntington Beach on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 10AM, followed by burial at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach.

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18 responses to Brigitte Marguerite Leard

  1. Dale Swanson says:

    Dear Gigi & family,
    Beautiful eulogy for a lovely lady. Thank you for posting it. I’m sorry I was unable to attend your moms service. Your family continues to be in our thoughts & prayers especially as we go through the holiday season. Your mom touched many lives with her kindness and will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.


  2. I remember Mrs. Leard as always being so beautiful and how she was so passionate in the way she spoke about things and related even the most ordinary incident. She used to make my Mom and Dad laugh with her stories and I know that she did so much to cheer them up when they most needed it. She was so caring and personable, and I cherished her visits to our home, even if they were for just a few minutes. I remember how proud and supportive she was of my musical progress and how she came to my junior piano recital when I was in college and that her presence there, together with my parents and my sister Joni meant so much to me. I loved Ariane and thank her for everything that she did for my family over all the wonderful years that we knew her and all the Leards. May God bless you and comfort you now. Much love,from Kevin, Maria, Jorge, Ezra, and Itzá Kearney

  3. Lolo says:

    Brixage is dedicated to you, Maman. A bientot.

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