Baby Brennan Nathan Manuel-Bubar
October 31, 2018- November 21, 2018
"If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever." Author unknown.
Brennan Nathan was born at 9:20 am on October 31st at the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax, NS. Along with his parents, Tina and Nathan, his sisters, Abby, Ellie and Jorja and Nini, Judy were there to greet him. All of his family, friends and loved ones celebrated when they heard the news of his arrival. Brennan was a beautiful 8 lb 2 oz baby boy with the perfect amount of dark hair, full lips and the cutest little nose.
Brennan loved to hear the sounds of familiar voices, have stories read to him by his family (especially his adoring sisters), have his soft head stroked and kissed, his hand held and liked to snuggle with his teddy and bunny. Even with all the medications to keep him comfortable, he would open his eyes in response to a voice and would move when touched.
Brennan was born with inoperable congenital heart disease that was worse than expected. He was born with a broken heart and as a result, all our hearts are broken that he wasn’t able to stay with us on earth. Being pregnant with Brennan was an answer to prayer and we will cherish forever the memories of the pregnancy, the 21 days we were able to experience with him on this earth and the all too few cuddles we had. His feet have left a large imprint on this world and everyone who met him. As a tissue donor, another child will be saved because of our little man.
Brennan’s sisters were able to cuddle with him for the first and last time the evening of November 20th. Tearful good-byes were whispered to Brennan as he passed away in the arms of his dad in the early morning hours of November 21st with his mom at his side. He went from the arms of his father on earth directly to the arms of his heavenly father where his suffering is over and his body is now perfect on the inside and out.
Brennan will be deeply missed by his parents, Tina Manuel and Nathan Bubar of Hanwell, NB, his sisters, Abby, Ellie and Jorja. Grandparents Dale and Judy Manuel (Coldstream, NB), Greg and Nancy Bubar (Simonds, NB). Great-grandparents, Katheryn Bubar (Woodstock, NB), Oliver and Heloise Monteith (Newbridge, NB). Many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Brennan was greeted in heaven by his brother Gabe and his great-grandparents, Weldon Bubar, Gerald and Doris Manuel, Fred and Iola Kenney.
Brennan’s family would like to thank the congregations of the Faith Baptist, Knowlesville Baptist and Mount Pleasant Baptist churches along with the many other churches and the numerous individuals who prayed for Brennan during his short life and offered help to our family in any way. We would also like to thank Dr Kimberly Butt, Dr Erica Halloway and the staff of the Fetal Assessment Clinic at the Dr Everett Chalmer’s Hospital for their amazing care during my pregnancy. Last but definitely not least, a huge thanks to the amazing staff and physicians at the IWK especially the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Labor and Delivery nurse, Lindy. We will remember your kindness forever. Donations in memory of Brennan can be made to NB Organ and Tissue Program or the IWK.
Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these".
"If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again." Author unknown.