Patricia van Tighem
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