92-year-old Geoffrey Collins is asking the public to be on the lookout for a singular lost glove, belonging to a pair of brown leather gloves gifted to him by his father in 1940.
The glove went missing on Thursday, September 26th, and Collins is hoping for its safe and speedy return. Collins’ father owned the pair of gloves for 20 years before passing it down to his son.
Collins told investigators that he remembered leaving his Comox Road apartment on his way to Port Place Mall on a trip to complete some errands. Somewhere along the way, he realized that he had misplaced one of his gloves.
As a World War II veteran who grew up in times he described as “tumultuous”, Collins says the gift from his father was one of the few things he had left that provided him with fond memories from his teen years.
After immigrating to Canada in 1949, Collins chose Vancouver Island as his home upon researching British Columbia and deciding against his other choice, Osoyoos.
“I did my research and learned there were rattlesnakes in Osoyoos so for me, it was an easy decision to come to the island,” says Collins.
Collins says he would appreciate any assistance from the public to return the missing glove. It is described as a brown leather glove with a blue wool lining.
Anyone who finds the missing item is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.