Dundas man reunited with gold wedding band lost on his 65th wedding anniversary

News Jun 23, 2022 by Kate McCullough Hamilton Spectator

A fellow train-club member had tipped him off to a story in the local newspaper.

“He said, ‘There’s an article in the Star tonight about a ring. Is that yours?,’” Ron Vickers said.

When Ron got home that night, he grabbed the June 9 edition of the Dundas Star News from a stack in the building.

“I picked one up, opened it up and there it was,” he said, pointing at an imaginary newspaper. “That’s my ring.”

Ron, a retired drafting technician who did the electrical drawings for CN Tower elevators, laughs from his spot on the floral couch. He’s wedged between his wife, Beth, and the grocery store worker who took on the task of returning the ring to its owner.

The wedding band, etched with “B. to R. with love” followed by an anniversary date — May 25, 1957 — was found outside the Dundas Valley Metro on the same date in 2022.

“When I saw it, I went, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the day of their anniversary,’” said longtime Dundas Valley Metro employee Marilyn Meagher, perched beside the couple on the couch. “The inscription ... touched my heart.”

She posted the lost item to social media, where it was shared nearly a thousand times.

“You have no idea how much this little story has drawn a community together,” Meagher said. “At least 25 people a day come in the store and they’re like, ‘Did you find the owner?’”

Ron said he lost the 65-year-old band after a trip to Metro, less than a few hundred metres from their Governors Road building, on May 25. He and friend shopped and loaded their groceries into the trunk of the car.

“I guess in doing that, my ring fell off,” said Ron, who’s turning 92.

When he noticed later in the evening, he and Beth, 88, searched high and low, scouring their apartment and common areas of the building.

“We had accepted the fact that it was gone,” Beth said.

The couple celebrated their marriage at a Stoney Creek restaurant more than six decades ago. The same year, they bought a house in Dundas and have lived “in town” ever since.

The day after Ron saw his ring in the paper, he asked a friend to drive him to Metro to pick it up.

“This is where the story gets interesting,” he said, smiling.

The band wasn’t there. Because of its potential value, store employees had been instructed to turn it over to police.

Ron was sent to the station on Rymal Road, but they didn’t have it either. So they got back in the car and drove downtown to central station, where an officer produced the ring.

“I looked at it and said ‘That’s it, that’s it,’” Ron said. “Everything just clicked right into place.”

The ring is currently at the jeweller’s being resized.

Kate McCullough is an education reporter at The Spectator. kmccullough@thespec.com

Dundas man reunited with gold wedding band lost on his 65th wedding anniversary

Ring was found on May 25 in the Dundas Valley Metro parking lot

News Jun 23, 2022 by Kate McCullough Hamilton Spectator

A fellow train-club member had tipped him off to a story in the local newspaper.

“He said, ‘There’s an article in the Star tonight about a ring. Is that yours?,’” Ron Vickers said.

When Ron got home that night, he grabbed the June 9 edition of the Dundas Star News from a stack in the building.

“I picked one up, opened it up and there it was,” he said, pointing at an imaginary newspaper. “That’s my ring.”

Ron, a retired drafting technician who did the electrical drawings for CN Tower elevators, laughs from his spot on the floral couch. He’s wedged between his wife, Beth, and the grocery store worker who took on the task of returning the ring to its owner.

The wedding band, etched with “B. to R. with love” followed by an anniversary date — May 25, 1957 — was found outside the Dundas Valley Metro on the same date in 2022.

“When I saw it, I went, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the day of their anniversary,’” said longtime Dundas Valley Metro employee Marilyn Meagher, perched beside the couple on the couch. “The inscription ... touched my heart.”

She posted the lost item to social media, where it was shared nearly a thousand times.

“You have no idea how much this little story has drawn a community together,” Meagher said. “At least 25 people a day come in the store and they’re like, ‘Did you find the owner?’”

Ron said he lost the 65-year-old band after a trip to Metro, less than a few hundred metres from their Governors Road building, on May 25. He and friend shopped and loaded their groceries into the trunk of the car.

“I guess in doing that, my ring fell off,” said Ron, who’s turning 92.

When he noticed later in the evening, he and Beth, 88, searched high and low, scouring their apartment and common areas of the building.

“We had accepted the fact that it was gone,” Beth said.

The couple celebrated their marriage at a Stoney Creek restaurant more than six decades ago. The same year, they bought a house in Dundas and have lived “in town” ever since.

The day after Ron saw his ring in the paper, he asked a friend to drive him to Metro to pick it up.

“This is where the story gets interesting,” he said, smiling.

The band wasn’t there. Because of its potential value, store employees had been instructed to turn it over to police.

Ron was sent to the station on Rymal Road, but they didn’t have it either. So they got back in the car and drove downtown to central station, where an officer produced the ring.

“I looked at it and said ‘That’s it, that’s it,’” Ron said. “Everything just clicked right into place.”

The ring is currently at the jeweller’s being resized.

Kate McCullough is an education reporter at The Spectator. kmccullough@thespec.com

Dundas man reunited with gold wedding band lost on his 65th wedding anniversary

Ring was found on May 25 in the Dundas Valley Metro parking lot

News Jun 23, 2022 by Kate McCullough Hamilton Spectator

A fellow train-club member had tipped him off to a story in the local newspaper.

“He said, ‘There’s an article in the Star tonight about a ring. Is that yours?,’” Ron Vickers said.

When Ron got home that night, he grabbed the June 9 edition of the Dundas Star News from a stack in the building.

“I picked one up, opened it up and there it was,” he said, pointing at an imaginary newspaper. “That’s my ring.”

Ron, a retired drafting technician who did the electrical drawings for CN Tower elevators, laughs from his spot on the floral couch. He’s wedged between his wife, Beth, and the grocery store worker who took on the task of returning the ring to its owner.

The wedding band, etched with “B. to R. with love” followed by an anniversary date — May 25, 1957 — was found outside the Dundas Valley Metro on the same date in 2022.

“When I saw it, I went, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the day of their anniversary,’” said longtime Dundas Valley Metro employee Marilyn Meagher, perched beside the couple on the couch. “The inscription ... touched my heart.”

She posted the lost item to social media, where it was shared nearly a thousand times.

“You have no idea how much this little story has drawn a community together,” Meagher said. “At least 25 people a day come in the store and they’re like, ‘Did you find the owner?’”

Ron said he lost the 65-year-old band after a trip to Metro, less than a few hundred metres from their Governors Road building, on May 25. He and friend shopped and loaded their groceries into the trunk of the car.

“I guess in doing that, my ring fell off,” said Ron, who’s turning 92.

When he noticed later in the evening, he and Beth, 88, searched high and low, scouring their apartment and common areas of the building.

“We had accepted the fact that it was gone,” Beth said.

The couple celebrated their marriage at a Stoney Creek restaurant more than six decades ago. The same year, they bought a house in Dundas and have lived “in town” ever since.

The day after Ron saw his ring in the paper, he asked a friend to drive him to Metro to pick it up.

“This is where the story gets interesting,” he said, smiling.

The band wasn’t there. Because of its potential value, store employees had been instructed to turn it over to police.

Ron was sent to the station on Rymal Road, but they didn’t have it either. So they got back in the car and drove downtown to central station, where an officer produced the ring.

“I looked at it and said ‘That’s it, that’s it,’” Ron said. “Everything just clicked right into place.”

The ring is currently at the jeweller’s being resized.

Kate McCullough is an education reporter at The Spectator. kmccullough@thespec.com