Qiru Chen went missing from the Vancouver airport August 5, 2013 after arriving from China. Qiru left behind his wife who has since returned to China. Qiru family has not heard from him since he went missing.
July 12, 2014
January 10, 2014
Today marks 8 years since our son Michael Bosma went missing from Kelowna BC. Never in my wildest dreams could I have thought up this nightmare we are now living with. Looking back I realize the pain is not any less but somehow as a family we learned to live with this heart ache and hopeless feeling….most days. The anniversary of Mike’s disappearance is a very hard day and Christmas was difficult again this year…still unable to set up a tree. Perhaps next year will be better although I have said this for the past 8 years or maybe we will just never have a tree again.
Sadly many more families are now experiencing our nightmare and living with the un-known. No matter how your loved one has gone missing and what circumstances it is still very painful. As a parent our children are constantly on our mind no matter what age they are and so our sons disappearance is constantly with me where ever I go.
I have discovered I cannot talk to someone new about Mike’s disappearance without shedding a few tears so meeting new people is a bit of a challenge. Inevitably people will ask if you have children and if I mention Mike the tears will flow and if I don’t mention Mike then I feel guilty for not including him….I am pretty sure I come across as an odd person at times.
Because Michael suffered from Mental Illness ( and trust me Mental Illness causes a lot of suffering) the easy explanation is that he took his own life, which in itself is a whole new horror. But there has never been any evidence of that – his body has never been found – and Mike is not the only young, vibrant, healthy man to go missing. Since Michael went missing almost 100 other young men have gone missing in BC alone. Thankfully most of these young men are located but I am constantly amazed at how many people go missing and how little we hear about them. If your lucky your Missing Loved One makes the headlines for a few days. When Mike went missing I wanted to stand on the highest mountain top and scream for all the world to hear My Son is Missing!
Please know if you have a loved one go missing you DO NOT have to wait to report for 24 or 48 hours. Report the disappearance to the RCMP or your local police and get a file number. Contact the media and the many missing persons sites on Social Media and include the file number. It’s a good idea to keep notes on who you have contacted about your missing loved one and if your loved one is found please update the media you have contacted. Get a notebook and write any information you can think of…if your loved one remains missing you quickly become very scattered and the notes will help. Usually when someone is reported missing and it hits the media they are found within a few days…they are the lucky ones. If your loved one is still missing contact the media and update them with any new news. Sadly a missing person quickly becomes old news if there is nothing new to report.
We have learned to resign ourselves to the fact that we may never know what happened to Mike but our memories of him will live on with our family forever.
Last family picture. Mike went missing 10 days later.
Matthew HUSZAR, 25, has been Missing from Vancouver, BC since December 2011 UPDATE Sadly Matthews body has been located
December 13, 2013
It has been almost two years since Matthew Huszar went missing from Vancouver BC. Matthew was last seen at an office Christmas party December 16, 2011 in Gas Town. Friends who were at the party advised Matthew was sober and in good spirits when he was last seen
Family and Friends put posters up all over Vancouver and there was a huge media and social media coverage advising as many people as possible of Matthews disappearance. It’s very hard to keep a missing adult in the news, something that anyone who has experienced this knows all too well.
If you think you know anything about Matthew and the night he went missing please contact the Vancouver Police or Crime Stoppers if you want to remain anonymous. Sometimes the smallest tip can be the key to solve the mystery of a Missing Loved One. Trust me….a Missing Person case is never a cold case for the family and friends.
As the two years anniversary of Matthews disappearance get closer, thoughts are with Matthews family and friends.
December 6, 2013
Tom is a British tourist who has been travelling all over the world. Tom’s friends and family advise it is out of character for him to have no contact with anyone and are very concerned for his well-being. Tom enjoys hiking and had mentioned he wanted to go for a hike in the Vancouver area including the North Shore Mountains. There was search of the North Shore area and although there were foot prints found that were the size of Tom’s no other signs were found and the search was called off. Vancouver Police advise they are continuing to receive tips and are actively searching for Tom. My heart breaks for his family who are in England.
November 17, 2013
Dean was last seen at his job outside of Merritt BC on October 22, 2013. Dean had contacted a towing company to report he had car trouble but when the tow truck arrived he missing but all his possession were left behind. Dean`s family advise Dean has three children he adores and he has never gone missing before. RCMP conducted an air search on October 31, 2013 but were unable to find any evidence
Family and friends organized a search on November 16, 2013 for Dean and received permission from the surrounding ranch to search for any clues to the disappearance of Dean.
Needless to say Deans family and friends are desperate for some answers.
$25,000.00 Reward Offered for Information of the Disappearance of Kevin VALENTYNE, 24, Missing from Vancouver BC since January 7, 2013
October 8, 2013
The family of Kevin Valentyne are offering a reward for information on the disappearance of Kevin from Vancouver on January 7, 2013. Kevin’s family are desperate for some answers. If you know anything about Kevin Valentyne please let the family know. The hardest part about having a loved one go missing is the unknown. It’s hard because life keeps on moving forward and you are stuck, desperate for some answers. People expect you to be continuing on with your life but everything about your life has changed. Kevin’s family and friends lives have changed forever…. birthdays, anniversaries, any special occasion will always have that missing feeling. I would imagine that even if you lose someone you care about to death you have that missing feeling but when someone you love is actually missing it is hard to completely grieve, because you also want to be hopeful. That is one thing a family with a missing loved has is hope. I hope Kevin’s family and friends get some answers soon.
September 28, 2013
Daniel was last seen on September 20 in the evening when he left for a walk from his home in Terrace BC. If you have seen Daniel please contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
UPDATE: Sadly Daniel has been found deceased. Thoughts are with Daniels Family and Friends.