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 Kootenays, 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.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Megan Johnson of Thompson Funeral Service has been entrusted with the cremation arrangements.