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This B.C. man is calling for help after losing his precious wedding ring

"They don't have many possessions left so it was very devastating to lose the ring."
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Walter Barkman, 79, was running errands in Kelowna on Thursday afternoon and returned home, only to realize his wedding ring was missing off of his hand. Photo: Supplied by Walter Barkman and Betty Barkman.

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A Kelowna man has reached out to the public for help after losing his precious wedding ring.

Walter Barkman, 79, was running errands in Kelowna on Thursday afternoon and returned home, only to realize his wedding ring was missing off of his hand.

Barkman first stopped at the Canada Post Office in the Capri Centre Mall near the Independent Grocer entrance, then from there, he went to the Valley Medical Lab on Lawrence Ave, then to BC Tree Fruits on Vaughn Ave, then lastly travelled to the Lakeview Market on the corner of Pandosy and KLO.

Barkman has cherished the ring since 1960 when he married his wife, Betty Barkman. Although a photo of the ring is not available, it is described as gold and squared off at the top, and the top is covered with diamonds.

"They don't have many possessions left so it was very devastating to lose the ring," says Colleen Giesbrecht, Barkman's daughter.

"I just hope that some honourable person has found it and will return it."

Anyone with details on the missing ring is urged to contact Kelowna RCMP on (250) 762-3300.

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