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Brian Michael Petts

February 10, 1949 - December 27, 2015


Brian Michael Petts

February 10th, 1949 – December 27th, 2015

Brian was born in Calgary, AB to parents Arthur and Gladys Petts. Brian passed away in the Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, BC after a courageous battle with cancer.

Brian was an athlete in high school, attending near Calgary and in Edmonton. He and his parents farmed in both Alberta and Ontario. He loved the farm life. When the farm was sold, he went on to a career of transport driving, long hauling in the eastern and southern US. He loved the warmth and palm trees of the south. He fell in love with the East and West Kooteanys, working here for six years.

Brian had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. He enjoyed football, movies and a friendly game of pool. Mostly he loved being on the road.

Predeceased by his father Arthur, mother Gladys, brother Gordon and wife Rose.

He will be sadly missed by his partner Sharon, son Lee and brother Alan.

A special thank you to Dr. Reinecke, Dr. Malpass and the wonderful doctors and nurses at both Nelson and Trail Hospitals.

A celebration of Brian’s life will be held at a later date. 


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Rhonda & Jack Swetlishoff
Relation: Sharon's sister & her husband

We know at times like this it is hard to see past the sorrow, but we hope that reflecting on the wonderful memories that you and Brian shared will help you to see light again. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

From: Donna Murray (Petts)
Relation: ex-husband, father to my son

I am so sorry. I didn’t realize he lived so close by. I wished he had gotten to meet his son, however circumstances prevented that.

Again, I am sorry for you loss.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Thank You Notice

A special thank you to Dr. Reinecke, Dr. Malpass and the wonderful doctors and nurses at both Nelson and Trail Hospitals.

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