OBITUARY

Bruce Alan Barber

December 23, 1954January 28, 2021
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NEW IBERIA –Funeral Services will be conducted for Bruce Alan Barber, age 66, at 1:00 pm (CST) Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Msgr. J. Robert Romero will be the celebrant for the service.

Services will be streamed via Facebook live. Streaming will begin fifteen minutes before the service time. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/Evangeline-Funeral-Home-New-Iberia-163724400323778 to watch Mr. Barber’s services online.

Inurnment will be held at St. Nicholas Mausoleum at a later date.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at Evangeline Funeral Home on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. A Rosary will be prayed at 11:00 am Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Barber passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:08 pm at his residence surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Bruce was a loving husband, father and grandfather with a great sense of humor and a kind and caring soul. Bruce never met a stranger. He especially loved spending time with his family and although he was an only child from an extremely small family, he loved being part of Sheila’s large family. He was born in San Francisco and lived his early years in the Marin and Sonoma counties of California but fit right in here in Southern Louisiana. He especially loved boiled crawfish (No Sides Please, Just a Beer), crawfish etouffee, and gumbo with a side of potato salad.

He was an avid outdoorsman and photographer who enjoyed capturing pictures of nature and the space shuttle landings. He loved to go running, dirt bike riding, four wheeling, river rafting, fishing, camping and baseball, especially the San Francisco Giants. He loved anything to do with space and inherited his father’s passion for trains. He was like a child when it came to fireworks and often put on quite a display.

He retired from the Los Angeles Police Department as a Detective II after 22 years of service where he worked in various divisions: Van Nuys, Wilshire, West Bureau CRASH, Metro, Foothill and Valley Special Enforcement.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 33 years, Sheila Sigue Barber of New Iberia; one son, Cody Barber and wife Sammi of Lafayette; one daughter, Lauren Barber of New Iberia; three grandchildren, Lillith Barber; Lora Leigh Capritto and Levi Capritto and his godchildren, Cory Sigue and Torrey Sigue.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Guy Maurice and Gwendolyn Laing Barber and his in laws, Lee and Laura Fontenot Sigue.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: CTE(Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine CTE Enter Attn: Rachael Downs, 72 E. Concord Street, Suite B-7800 Boston, MA 02118 or via the online link: http//www.bu.edu/cte/financial support.

The family would like to give a special thanks for all the care and compassion to, Audubon Hospice, most specifically Kendra, Lorna, Emi, Heidi and Katelyn and La’Quinta, Dr. Shelly Savant, Dr. Gregory Riggs and Dr. Eugene Lai.

To help keep the community safe the family is requesting that all guests wear a face covering while attending all services. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Sheila Sigue Barber, Wife
  • Cody Barber (Sammi), Son
  • Lauren Barber, Daughter
  • Lillith Barber, Grandchild
  • Lora Leigh Capritto, Grandchild
  • Levi Capritto, Grandchild
  • Cory Sigue, Godchild
  • Torrey Sigue, Godchild
  • Guy Maurice Barber, Father (deceased)
  • Gwendolyn Laing Barber, Mother (deceased)
  • Lee & Laura Fontenot Sigue, In Laws (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

  • Rosary

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

Memories

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Carlos De La Roca

February 9, 2021

To my friend and LAPD classmate.

Bruce I was proud to be one of your classmates beginning on February 25, 1980 at 0600 hours. We later became partners assigned to West Bureau Crash in the early eighties.

My friend you will be missed by me and the 280B class but never forgotten.

Rest in Peace my brother. You have completed all your assignments and radio calls, you're End Of Watch. KMA367.

Carlos De La Roca #22422
Sgt. (retired)

Steve Yadon

February 8, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce. We worked together as young police officers on LAPD in 1980 and rode motorcycles together when off duty. He was a fine man.

Frank Bishop

February 8, 2021

Bruce Barber,

The true professional. Tenacious and down with the Blue. I worked Wilshire and Foothill with Bruce. He worked his buns off to insure justice was served. I met him for the last time a couple of years ago, in Morro Bay. . He was in bad sorts, but his attitude did not portray physical ailments. Typical Bruce.

Love Always Brother,
Frank Bishop

Velma Laconsay

February 6, 2021

My deepest condolences to Sheila, Cody, Lauren, family & friends. Very thankful to have met Bruce & Sheila many years ago through Becky, Sheila's cousin. They welcomed me into their home with love, smiles and laughter. That I won't forget - and Bruce's mustache. ;-D He was loved. Maybe he rest in peace.

--Velma

Charlotte Yeager

February 6, 2021

Sheila,

My heart goes out to you and your family. Bruce was an amazing man. He lived a wonderfully full life in his 66 years. I pray you will all be able to find comfort and peace looking back on all the happy times and the love and devotion you shared.

Charlotte Yeager

Gloria McZeal

February 6, 2021

Shelia I am so sorry about Bruce passing. You are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Boyd Applegate

February 5, 2021

Bruce was my hero. He was the finest man who displayed courage everyday and never complained. May the good Lord keep him close and fit him with extra large wings. May Sheila, Lauren, and Cody find peace knowing he rests with the Lord.

His light will shine in y heart forever ....

Lindy Gligorijevic

February 3, 2021

Aw, Bruce - he was such a fighter. My deepest condolences. Bruce and I were partners at Foothill Homicide for a time. He was such a dedicated police officer and detective. I am so sorry. Lindy

Steve Adams

February 3, 2021

I remembrr Bruce from Wilshire and Metro. A true officer and gentleman. He will be missed. May he rest in God's arms.

Charles Bennett

February 3, 2021

I loved Bruce. We only worked together once in Wilshire Patrol.. In 1981 he had just come back from major surgery from a bad TC in West Valley Division. We got in pursuit. The pursuit ended in a Use Of Force. Bruce stood tall with me. He was a stand up guy. The pursuit and investigation was one of the moments in Police Work we are built for. We were joined at the hip. I would see him around years later and we would always talk about that pursuit. I made D III but we always talked about our patrol experience. I will miss him.

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