An 85-year-old man with dementia has been found dead near his home in Montreal’s Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough after going missing last Thursday.
Interviewed before Makram Ebeid’s body was found, Antoinette Ebeid said it was “very hard” to see her husband’s bed empty. They had been married for 57 years and she said she couldn’t eat knowing her husband was on the street.
Despite her own health problems, she explained, she had been taking care of Ebeid, giving him his insulin shot once a day.
“I want to find him,” she said.
After he disappeared, she said she asked police to send out a mobile phone alert to the general population.
Sending an alert out for missing seniors is not an option in Quebec as it is currently reserved for missing children with Amber Alerts and events posing an imminent threat to lives or safety. But a pilot project, known as Silver Alert, is underway in three sectors of the province.