Friends and family will gather for 'Let the Love Flow,' a benefit and fundraiser celebrating the life of Bryce William Halbert of Laguna Niguel.
While on vacation with his family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Bryce underwent emergency abdominal surgery. A few days after the surgery, he developed a pulmonary embolism and pulmonary edema, which ultimately led him into cardiac arrest. His wife, Tricia, and the children were shocked and devastated by this tragic, untimely turn of events.
Bryce, 43, was a loving husband and father, devoted son, brother, uncle, coach, and cherished friend of many who tragically died on Aug. 15. He is survived by his wife Tricia and their four children, Cole, 9, Will, 9, Tess, 5, and Brynn, 2. Bryce also leaves behind his parents Bill and Ginny Halbert, sister Lyn Hubert of San Diego, and sister Jill Greer of Laguna Niguel.
Please join close friends, local businesses, and the community from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, at (on Charles Road, next to ) as they rally around the family.
The event has been created to celebrate Bryce’s life and provide financial support for the children and their mother at this difficult time.
The afternoon will include local photography sessions for Back-to-School pictures, a bake sale, raffle prizes, and a tremendous online silent auction (https://www.handbid.com/auctions/halbert-family-fundraiser).
The auction bidding begins on Thursday.
Simply visit handbid.com, enter “Let the Love Flow” or “Halbert Family” in the Search by Auction entry, and view some of the premier items that have been so generously donated, including a Mark Trumbo autographed baseball, rounds of golf at , a autographed game ball, Anaheim Ducks tickets, an autographed UCLA helmet by Jim Mora, a 2001 Magnum Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet, a beachfront cabana at the Pacific Edge hotel, dinner for two at the , Laguna Niguel, a one-night stay at the Montage Laguna Beach, spa services, and more. Bidding can be done in person or remotely from a computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.
All proceeds go directly to the Halbert Family Trust. Donations may also be given directly via mail, The Halbert Family Trust, P.O. Box 4156, Dana Point, CA 92629, or via PayPal at http://brycehalbert.lifememorial.com.
View more details on Facebook at the Let the Love Flow…A Benefit for the HalbertFamily event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/375121572559081/
"It’s truly extraordinary to see so many local moms, residents, students, teachers, coaches, family, friends, and merchants eagerly bringing their energy, passion, and love for this special family who has touched so many hearts and given so much to our community," said friend, Melissa Pearl.
A 1987 Laguna Beach High School graduate, Bryce earned his Bachelor’s Degree in journalism/public relations from SDSU in 1992. For the past 12 years, he has worked with BrandID, an innovative apparel and accessory company that continues to share Bryce’s positive, relaxed approach to life.
Bryce and Tricia have called Laguna Niguel home for the past 9 years.