Patricia van Tighem



Age: 47


Summary: author of The Bear's Embrace, a best-selling account of a bear attack that left her permanently disfigured and in chronic pain, who endured multiple surgeries and posttraumatic stress after she and her husband were attacked by a grizzly bear while returning from an overnight hike in Waterton Lakes National Park (just across the border from Glacier National Park in Montana) in 1983.



Cause of Death: Suicide by unknown method


Born: August 22, 1958


Died: December 14, 2005


Location: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada