Ashes heartache as pendant is lost
A grandmother has been left heartbroken after losing her husband’s wedding ring and a pendant cross containing his ashes.
Pensioner Joan Irvine returned home from shopping at Morrisons in Bellshill earlier this month and discovered the jewellery had come off her necklace chain.
The 74-year-old Holytown woman and her family are now desperately searching for the jewellery following Billy’s death nearly four years ago.
Distraught granddaughter Leeanne Irvine explained: “My gran goes up to get her messages every Monday and when she got back she noticed the chain was missing the jewellery.
“We’ve pulled the house apart looking for them but they’re nowhere so they must have come off outside, either in Morrisons or on the road somewhere.
“She never takes them off, only when she’s washing, and we are all absolutely devastated. The wedding ring and the ashes are irreplaceable.
“There’s no monetary value but to us, and her especially, they mean everything.”
Leeanne put a heartfelt appeal on social media which received more than 1,300 responses.
And the part-time cashier is refusing to give up hope of finding the jewellery.
She added: “I can’t believe the response we’ve had so far.
“We will never give up hope and we’re just praying that someone has found them and can return them to us.”
If anyone has any details they are asked to get in touch with Morrisons in Bellshill or the police.
We are devastated. The wedding ring and ashes are irreplaceable
Appeal Joan Irvine and Leeanne. Joan is wearing the missing pendant in the picture she’s holding