Missing Ancaster man found on east Mountain

News Oct 17, 2009 Ancaster News

A missing elderly Ancaster man who suffers from dementia has been found safe and sound on the east Mountain.Jack Beemer, 86, was found at Upper Ottawa Street and Fennell Avenue early Sunday afternoon, almost 24 hours after his disappeared from his Sunnyridge Road in rural Ancaster.He’d gone for a walk and “was last seen at Sunnyridge and Highway 2,” said Hamilton police Staff Sergeant Dominic Palmieri, but somehow ended up on the other side of the upper city.“He may have taken a bus and may have spent night at a bus shelter.”A plaza property manager found a confused Mr. Beemer trying to enter a locked store.He had been last seen walking along the side of Highway 2, and witnesses say a grey van stopped and picked him up, said his daughter Colleen Beemer-MacDonald Sunday morning.“If it was someone young, they might not have realized he has advanced Alzheimer's,” because he’s apt to answer in a way that makes it seem like he comprehends the situation, she said.Mr. Beemer was a millwright who worked at Massey Ferguson in Brantford until he retired 25 years ago.Temperatures overnight dropped below freezing and police say he was not dressed for the weather.Mr. Beemer also has a heart condition, but police say he left home without his medicine.

Missing Ancaster man found on east Mountain

News Oct 17, 2009 Ancaster News

A missing elderly Ancaster man who suffers from dementia has been found safe and sound on the east Mountain.Jack Beemer, 86, was found at Upper Ottawa Street and Fennell Avenue early Sunday afternoon, almost 24 hours after his disappeared from his Sunnyridge Road in rural Ancaster.He’d gone for a walk and “was last seen at Sunnyridge and Highway 2,” said Hamilton police Staff Sergeant Dominic Palmieri, but somehow ended up on the other side of the upper city.“He may have taken a bus and may have spent night at a bus shelter.”A plaza property manager found a confused Mr. Beemer trying to enter a locked store.He had been last seen walking along the side of Highway 2, and witnesses say a grey van stopped and picked him up, said his daughter Colleen Beemer-MacDonald Sunday morning.“If it was someone young, they might not have realized he has advanced Alzheimer's,” because he’s apt to answer in a way that makes it seem like he comprehends the situation, she said.Mr. Beemer was a millwright who worked at Massey Ferguson in Brantford until he retired 25 years ago.Temperatures overnight dropped below freezing and police say he was not dressed for the weather.Mr. Beemer also has a heart condition, but police say he left home without his medicine.

Missing Ancaster man found on east Mountain

News Oct 17, 2009 Ancaster News

A missing elderly Ancaster man who suffers from dementia has been found safe and sound on the east Mountain.Jack Beemer, 86, was found at Upper Ottawa Street and Fennell Avenue early Sunday afternoon, almost 24 hours after his disappeared from his Sunnyridge Road in rural Ancaster.He’d gone for a walk and “was last seen at Sunnyridge and Highway 2,” said Hamilton police Staff Sergeant Dominic Palmieri, but somehow ended up on the other side of the upper city.“He may have taken a bus and may have spent night at a bus shelter.”A plaza property manager found a confused Mr. Beemer trying to enter a locked store.He had been last seen walking along the side of Highway 2, and witnesses say a grey van stopped and picked him up, said his daughter Colleen Beemer-MacDonald Sunday morning.“If it was someone young, they might not have realized he has advanced Alzheimer's,” because he’s apt to answer in a way that makes it seem like he comprehends the situation, she said.Mr. Beemer was a millwright who worked at Massey Ferguson in Brantford until he retired 25 years ago.Temperatures overnight dropped below freezing and police say he was not dressed for the weather.Mr. Beemer also has a heart condition, but police say he left home without his medicine.