Mr. Phillip Patrick (Pat) Wells died in Palliative Care at Mount Cartier Court, on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at the age of 63 years.
A Celebration of Pat’s Life will be held from the Revelstoke Community Center on Saturday, September 10 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Pat was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on December 30, 1952. He grew up on the east coast in Nova Scotia where he learned to find peace and developed a keen sense of curiosity and adventure in the outdoors.
He loved his family very much and has been able to bring generations together to share in common interests through their connection to him and the outdoors. He spent many years building many relationships and connections with people and places. The people in his life have become his extended family and he spent his last days sharing love and memories across all of these connections.
Pat is survived by his spouse, Andrea Kingissepp; two children: Sheena (Mike) Bell of Revelstoke & Kaitlin Wells of Port Renfrew, BC; two grandchildren: Luke Phillip Bell and Jack Michael Bell; four siblings: Gregory Wells of Calgary, Karen (Jean) Cartier of Ottawa, Paul (Yali) Wells of Calgary and Patty Wells (Mike Yaroslovski) of Fort Saskatchewan; as well as nieces & nephews: Patrick, Marshall, Johni, Amber, Renee, Adam, Andrea, Ashley, Christopher and Nicole.
He was most at home in nature and the forest doing the things he loved: hunting, walking through reading the landscape, gathering, fishing, and showing people the way he saw things. Pat enjoyed the company of trees in the place where fish live and the big woods where critters live.
It is our sincere wish that all those that knew and loved Pat will remember him when they are themselves out in nature, and sharing stories he told or experiences they had with him.
The wild was his home. He brought the stuff of the wilds into the lives of those he knew. Thanks to all who shared in the wild with Pat, and to those who take pieces of it on in their lives.
A book of Pat’s photos, art, adventures, and stories is being made and anyone who has a story of Pat or a lesson they learned from or with him, please send an electronic contribution through the funeral home link.
Those wishing to send messages of condolence to the family may do so by visiting
Pat’s obituary notice at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.