Cambridge man asking for help to find missing mother
Published Monday, November 12, 2012 1:34PM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 12, 2012 5:56PM EST
The family of a missing 74-year-old woman who was last seen about five days ago is pleading for the public’s help to find her.
Cambridge resident Barbara Bewsher has a number of medical conditions and her family says she’s been showing early signs of dementia.
Her son Derrick Bewsher says it’s been a rough few days since she went missing.
She was seen leaving her new Grand Avenue apartment on Wednesday evening in her light grey Chrysler Intrepid, licence plate AAAW 280.
Then on Thursday morning she visited with friends at her old job, something she did regularly, and hasn’t been seen since.
She was supposed to leave for a casino in Orillia, Ont. on Friday night, but her son says something’s definitely gone wrong.
She didn’t take her medication and “The money she would have taken with her is also at the apartment and her bag is packed and it is still at the apartment as well,” Derrick says.
Waterloo Region police spokesperson Alana Holtom says the search is province-wide given her plans.
“We do work with other law enforcement agencies when we have a missing persons case to cover as much ground as possible, to make sure we return this person home safely.”
Barbara has become more confused in recent months and can become easily agitated. She has also lost a lot weight since having a heart attack last Christmas.
“She’s very thin, so she’ll look like a pile of blankets sitting in the front seat if she’s there,” Derrick says.
Barbara is described as a white female with a light complexion, short, straight grey hair, approximately 5’7” tall and weighing less than 90 pounds.
She is known to frequent casinos and may be wearing a black quilted jacket, blue toque and white running shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-650-8500 Ext. 2299.
“When you’re in a parking lot or driving down a side street or in the country, just look for that vehicle,” Derrick says.