Cape Town – Freddie Jantjies from Genadendal went to fetch his prostate most cancers remedy from the clinic on Valentine’s Day and when he returned, his wife of 26 years, 78-year-old Lorraine, who has Alzheimer’s, was gone.
He now has sleepless nights questioning what might have occurred to her.
“You by no means suppose it might occur to you. These are issues I at all times examine so it is extremely laborious to settle for. On that day round 9am I left the home.
’’I advised her not to go anyplace as a result of she likes to stroll. I took a bit longer on the clinic than I assumed and after I acquired again she was gone.
’’I assumed she most likely went to the store to get sweets or a chocolate and can come again like she at all times does, however she didn’t.”
Freddie described Lorraine as his “all the things”.
“After such a very long time, you develop into greater than husband and wife. She is my buddy, my sister, simply my all the things. She understands me like nobody does,” he mentioned with a lump in his throat.
Freddie mentioned the worst half was not realizing.
The couple moved to the world within the Theewaterskloof Municipality from Johannesburg simply three years in the past after they misplaced all the things, together with their dwelling.
“After we moved, she modified. She grew to become extra withdrawn and he or she was not as talkative as she used to be. She did not prefer it right here.
’’In Johannesburg, she had many pals and there have been many services that Genadendal does not have. Now I ask myself if transferring was the appropriate factor.”
Lorraine’s nephew, Albert Adams, mentioned she fell in opposition to a pole simply over a yr in the past, which affected her reminiscence.
“She will get black outs and he or she doesn’t keep in mind issues. So, if somebody ought to find her she could not know the way to direct them to her dwelling.
’’All she would have the ability to say is ‘my husband’s identify is Freddie’ and folks would possibly ask who is Freddie?.
“We heard they noticed her in Botrivier, however once we went to look, she was not there.”
Lorraine is described as mild in complexion with pink and gray hair.
Anyone with info can contact Adams on 083 445 9787.