A New Brunswick man received a number of long lost items this holiday weekend that brought him unexpected happiness.
As reported by CTV News, George Marr, of Saint John, N.B. had his wallet and its personal contents returned to him on Saturday morning—51 years after they went missing.
From the registration for a Chevy convertible Marr once owned to a his longshoreman’s ID card, the documents offered a blast from the past, but the most valued item was a photo of his son Christopher who died in a motorcycle accident when he was just 16 years old.
“I have a photo in the house of him on his bike,” Marr said. “That’s the only photo I have. Now, I have this one too.”
The wallet was found in the air ducts of the Atlantic Beech tugboat by crew members on board. The I.D. inside the wallet indicated that it belonged to a George Marr. The ship’s chief engineer Kelsie MacLean put a post on Facebook on Saturday looking for its owner. The post attracted the attention of Marr’s daughter who was able to connect with MacLean and deliver the wallet to her dad that day.
Someone found my dad’s wallet, that he lost in 1969, in an airduct at the irving ship yard! pic.twitter.com/CxPxvuYk2R
— Tori 🇨🇦 (@no_tori_ous506) April 11, 2020
Marr told CTV he isn’t exactly sure how he lost the wallet in the first place, but said he’s grateful for the crew members who were determined to find him.