Every time Evelyn Chartrand looks out her front window, she sees a red dress waving in the wind. That dress is a reminder that her daughter, Lorlene Bone, is still missing.
“Every day, I think about her,” Chartrand told CBC News from her home in Swan River, Man., a town near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border.
This week marks five years since anyone has seen or heard from Bone. She was last seen while visiting friends in Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, about 90 kilometres north of Swan River, on Feb. 29, 2016.
The mother of four would now be 36 years old. Chartrand said her daughter liked to joke and laugh, and had a bubbly personality. She liked taking her kids to powwows and even danced at them as a young girl.
One of Bone’s daughters had a baby in the last year, Chartrand said.
“She would have been a grandma.”