Help this man find his walking stick containing his late wife's ashes

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Monday 27th July I was in town got talking to some old man who was talking about his wife who had passed away and he had...

Posted by Katie Brookes on Wednesday, July 29, 2015


A woman is desperately searching for an elderly man who left his walking stick, which contains the ashes of his dead wife, in the back of a taxi that they shared.

Katie Brooks, 29, was celebrating her mom's birthday in Liverpool on Monday. She and her mother met the elderly man and offered to share a taxi with him at the end of the evening as they were heading in the same direction.


The man told the women how lonely he's been ever since his wife passed away. He told them that he keeps his wife's ashes in his walking stick so that she's always with him. According to the Liverpool Echo, Katie's mom, Carol, invited the man into their Kirby home for a cup of tea. Katie said:

"We said for him to share our taxi because we thought it would cost him a fortune to get home to Skelmersdale. The man told us how lonely he was and how he liked to get out of the house at least once a week. On the way home, my mum invited him in for a cup of tea. We carried on chatting inside and shortly after finishing his drink, he ordered a taxi to take him home. The next morning we realized he'd left his walking stick which, he told us, had his wife's ashes in so that she was with him everywhere he went. We felt awful, I couldn't believe it. All we want now is to see the man reunited with the walking stick."

In an effort to reunite the man with his beloved walking stick, Katie uploaded a Facebook post (above) with a picture of the walking stick and a short explanation. The post has been shared more than 40,000 times since July 29.

Katie contacted the Kirby taxi company, but the company was unable to disclose any personal details. The driver could not recall where he dropped him off, he only had the pick-up address.

Call 0151 472 2439 if you have any information. Helps this man reunite with his most cherished item!



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