OBITUARY

Bryan William Chaix

April 30, 1960February 10, 2021

Bryan William Chaix passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at the age of 60. Beloved husband of Michelle Legendre Chaix for 32 years. Loving father of Brienne Renee Chaix (David - fiancé), Lindsay Michelle Chaix and Brandon Kade Sigrest. Grandfather (Pepe) of Braylee Chaix, Lana Crockett, Kennedy Crockett and Jensen Crockett. Brother of Susan Chaix Kleamenakis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rene Whitney Chaix, Jr. and Beryl Paulin Chaix. He is survived by sisters-in-law, Mary Vorenkamp, Suzanne Aucoin and Monique Legendre; brothers-in-law, Michael Kleamenakis, Paul Vorenkamp, Arthur Aucoin and John Legendre. Son-in-law of Bessie and the late Guy Legendre. Also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. Bryan was born in New Orleans and raised in Metairie. After graduating from Nicholls State University, where he met his “Babydoll”, he started his career with Sherwin Williams, eventually entering the industrial paint business, becoming a certified paint inspector and fulfilling his dream of starting his own business, Brayken Industrial Services, LLC. His favorite past times were playing golf in Orange Beach, spending time with his grandkids and relaxing in his recliner with his dirty olive martini. Bryan never met a stranger, had a gift to make people laugh; was fun, loving and passionate about maintaining lifelong friendships and living life to the fullest. Bryan treated everyone as family and was loved by so many. The family appreciates the love, support and kindness from all his family, friends, doctors, nurses and aides as he fought and battled his illness. Relatives and close friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Grace Funeral Home, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 1:00PM. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 11:00AM. The service may be live-streamed through Facebook Live. The stream link and an online guest book is available at www.gracenorthshore.com. Private inurnment will follow at St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bryan’s memory to St. Tammany Cancer Center through St. Tammany Parish Hospital Foundation – www.sthfoundation.org.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Memorial Mass

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Rick Marcell

February 19, 2021

Many fond memories of Touch Football in the Chaix backyard. Brian was a good kid, and grew into a good man. Prayers to Sue and all the Chaix family.

Cody Favaro

February 18, 2021

Brian was always such a pleasure to be around and such a nice an genuine guy. I will never forget the many of golf stories he had told me. Hope you are up in heaven playing your best round of golf Brian. My prayers and condolences go to the Chaix, Aucoin, and Vorenkamps during this tough time.

Mitch Foreman

February 18, 2021

My memories of Bryan at Nichols are as vivid as a brilliant blue sky. He always seemed to be a person who truly embraced life, and he was a cherished friend. What seems like a lifetime ago, he is in my memories as if it was only yesterday. From the Colonel's Retreat to the Dixie Tavern and the Iron Horse, then somehow landing safely "home" at Millet-Zeringue, hanging out in the lobby with an afflicted pool table. I pray that the love of Christ will comfort and console his family and friends. You are in a far better place, my brother. May you Rest In Peace in heaven.

Lionel Aucoin

February 17, 2021

Michelle ,Breianne & Lindsey
Our deepest condolences and sympathies. Brian was a wonderful man. I always enjoyed being in his company. There was never a dull moment and he brought great joy to everyone.

May Christ strength and peace be with each of you.

Pinky & Juli

Janice Jenevein

February 17, 2021

I first met Bryan in the early to mid ‘80’s when he showed up at my Halloween party w/his sister, my friend Susan. He was on roller skates & wearing a tutu. So typically Bryan. Such an outgoing, sincere, charming, & thoughtful young man. Bryan made friends instantly with everyone. He had this huge exuberant personality but always made you feel welcome & important. He was one of the most real & down to earth people I have ever had the privilege to know.
Susan and family you all have this huge hole in your hearts. Filled that hole with wonderful memories of this extraordinary man and he will live in your hearts forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. Much love & deepest sympathy, Jan & Gary Jenevein

Thomas Curry

February 16, 2021

Condolences to the family. Bryan was a great guy to work with at
Int. Paint & great with customers.
I pray for him.

Eddie Story

February 15, 2021

Brian was a person that made friends wherever he went in life. I was blessed to have known him very early in his life as a close friend and to be able to enjoy his crazy antics through the years. He was always laughing and having fun with his friends and family and those memories will live on forever. Prayers to Michelle and family and all his friends! He will be sadly missed!

Rest in peace until we meet again!
Your Friend, Eddie Story

Pete Sherrill

February 15, 2021

I worked with Bryan fir several years with Ameriforce; I can’t count the number of fun evenings, and hilarious conversations that we shared. This is hard to imagine. He will be missed...

Jerry Savage

February 14, 2021

I haven't seen Bryan since the early 80's, but shot many competitive games of pool with him at Ski Lodge when Fat City was the place to be. He was a great guy back then, and from what's being written about him, apparently became a very good man. He and his family will be in our prayers.

George McNeil

February 14, 2021

Bryan was a friend and coworker of mine. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.