CANCELLED: Missing 83 y/o Shirley Gardner from 5000 block Kingsway

CANCELLED Confirmed by the Burnaby RCMP. The following post is from the Burnaby RCMP The Burnaby RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 83-year-old Shirley Gardner. Gardner was last seen in the 5000-block of Kingsway Avenue in Burnaby around 3 p.m. on Thursday October 31st, 2019. Gardner suffers from dementia, may appear confused […]

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A missing person with Dementia, Autism or other cognitive issue is a medical emergency. Their lives are in danger, and the public is in the best position to offer assistance

CANCELLED: Missing 79 y/o Ioan (John) Pop in Chilliwack


Sadly we were informed that Mr Pop was located deceased.

This post was originally shared by Chilliwack RCMP.

2019-10-23 11:58 PDT

File # 2019-46811

Chilliwack: The RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Ioan Pop, 79, of Chilliwack. Mr. Pop was last seen just after 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22nd at his residence on Teskey Road, near Tournier Place, in the Promontory area of Chilliwack. Pop suffers from Dementia.

Ioan Pop is described as:

  • Caucasian male.
  • Height: 167 cm (5’6).
  • Weight: 90 kgs. (200 lbs).
  • Hair: Grey, bald on top.

Pop was last seen wearing a brown pullover sweatshirt, blue Adidas track pants with white stripes, and house slippers. Mr. Pop typically wears a medical bracelet on his right wrist that has a phone number for his family on it. Mr. Pop does not speak English, and has difficulty with his native Romanian due to medical issues.

RCMP officers supported by Chilliwack Search and Rescue continue to search for Mr. Pop they ask the public to remain watchful for him.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ioan Pop is urged to call 911.

Released by

S/Sgt. Stephen Vrolyk

Media Releations Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment

46326 Airport Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1A5


VPD renews search for missing David Sullivan

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation into the disappearance of David Sullivan, who has now been missing for about three months.

“We continue to look for Mr. Sullivan and are very concerned for his health and well-being,” says Sergeant Aaron Roed, VPD. “We are asking the public for help in locating him.”

Mr. Sullivan, 61, has dementia and diabetes. He was last seen on June 27, when he was captured on surveillance video walking in the area of Gore Street and Alexander Street.

Mr. Sullivan is bald and has a round face. He stands between 5’10” and 6’ tall, and has a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a red and white checkered shirt and brown pants, and carrying a blue gym bag. He is known to wear a tag around his neck with his address on it.

The VPD’s Missing Persons Unit has been actively investigating Mr. Sullivan’s disappearance since he was reported missing on July 1. Anyone who sees Mr. Sullivan should call 9-1-1 and remain with him until help arrives.

CANCELLED: Missing 55y/o Kenneth Trainor

CANCELLED: Located safe, confirmed by Vancouver Police

Vancouver Police are requesting public assistance in locating a missing 55-year-old man who was last seen yesterday afternoon in Vancouver.

Kenneth Trainor left his care home just before 3:30 p.m. near Cambie Street and West Pender Ave. His disappearance for this long is out of character, Mr. Trainor suffers from dementia, psychosis and other health issues that put him at risk. He has also not taken his medication and may appear confused.

Mr. Trainor is white, with a slender build. He is 5’7” tall, 158 lbs, with grey short hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a short sleeved light plaid button up shirt and dark jeans. Mr. Trainor generally travels on foot.

Anyone who sees Mr. Trainor is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and stay with him until police arrive.

CANCELLED: Missing 81 y/o Bud Buholzer near Cambie & West Pender in Vancouver

CANCELLED: Confirmed located by Vancouver Police

Vancouver Police are requesting public assistance to locate a missing elderly man who has not been seen or heard from for more than 24 hours.

Bud Buholzer, 81, was last at 11 a.m. Thursday near Cambie Street and West Pender. His disappearance is out of character, and Mr. Buholzer may appear confused as a result of having dementia.  VPD and Mr. Buholzer’s family are concerned for his wellbeing, as he is in need of medication.

Mr. Buholzer is white, with a pale complexion. He is 5’10” tall, with a medium build, no hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red jacket, and checkered pants with a brown white and blue patter. He also wore sandals and yellow/green gloves, and used a walker because he is unsteady on his feet.

Anyone who sees Bud Buholzer is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and stay with him until police arrive.

CANCELLED: Missing 75 y/o Wayne STRILESKY in Parksville

CANCELLED: Confirmed located by Nanaimo RCMP and Nanaimo SAR

This alert originally published by Nanaimo RCMP.

The Nanaimo RCMP are currently looking for a male that walked away from a residence on Manhattan Way in north Nanaimo. Wayne STRILESKY, a 75 year old male from Parksville, is described as 5’8″, 155lbs, with sandy hair and a moustache. He was last seen at around 3:00 pm today.  He was wearing a red jacket (the one in the attached photo), a dark blue jeans, a black Canada hat with a maple leaf on it, and white runners. Mr. STRILESKY went into a forested area near the house he was visiting, and did not come back. He suffers from severe dementia, and is hard of hearing. As a result he may be disoriented or hard to understand. He has other medical conditions, and his family is very concerned for his wellbeing. Search and Rescue and Police Dog Services are assisting with the search.

The Nanaimo RCMP are asking anyone in the area to watch for Wayne STRILESKY, and to immediately call 9-1-1 if they see him. You can also contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.
Released by

Sgt. Jon Stuart

A Watch NCO and Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
Office: 250-754-2345
Fax: 250-753-0946


CANCELLED: Missing 60 y/o James (Jim) Yeager in Gibsons BC

CANCELLED: Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue reports Jim Yeager has been found

Sunshine Coast RCMP are searching for missing person James (Jim) Douglas YEAGER.

YEAGER was last seen in the 800 block of Kiwanis Way at 7:20 am on August 14th.  YEAGER is described as 60 years old, 6’1″, heavy build with short grey hair and a fair complexion.  YEAGER is believed to be wearing blue jeans and a black zip up sweater. YEAGER suffers from early onset dementia and may leave the Sunshine Coast to return to familiar spots in North Vancouver.

Anyone with any information about Jim’s whereabouts is asked to call Sunshine Coast RCMP at 604-885-2266.

CANCELLED: Missing 85 y/o Gerard Poulin East 22nd Ave & Rupert Street

CANCELLED: Confirmed located by Vancouver Police

Vancouver Police Search For Missing Elderly Man With Dementia

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 85-year-old man who was last seen this afternoon in East Vancouver.

Gerard Poulin has not been seen since about 2 p.m. today, when he was walking in the area of East 22nd Avenue and Rupert Street. He is known to walk long distances and has ties to the West side of Vancouver.  Mr. Poulin has a brain injury, dementia, and it is unlikely he would be able to find his way home or communicate his need for assistance.

Mr. Poulin is caucasian, with a slim build, and short, grey, balding hair. He was last seen carrying a black briefcase and wearing glasses, a beige, long sleeve dress shirt, and black pants with white runners.

Anyone who sees Gerard Poulin is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and stay with him until help arrives.

CANCELLED: Missing 81 y/o Michael Elson near Burrard & Burnaby St

Located, confirmed by Vancouver Police


Vancouver Police are asking for assistance to find an elderly West End resident who hasn’t been seen or heard from in more than 24 hours.

Michael Elson, 81, was last seen leaving his home near Burrard and Burnaby Street around 5 p.m. on July 16. He was supposed to catch a flight this morning, and was reported missing after a family member arrived to take him to the airport and discovered he wasn’t home.

Mr. Elson is forgetful and may have dementia. He likes to spend time at coffee shops and grocery stores in Vancouver’s West End. Police and his family are concerned for his well-being and want to quickly locate Mr. Elson so he can be returned home and reunited with his family.

Mr. Elson is white, about 5’10”, with a slim build and balding grey hair. He sometimes wears glasses.

Anyone who sees Mr. Elson is asked to call 9-1-1- immediately.