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UPDATE: Woman reunited with necklace containing husband's ashes after losing it in Wisbech


By Fenland Citizen Reporter


A West Norfolk woman has been reunited with her "precious" locket necklace which contains her husband's ashes, after losing it in Wisbech yesterday (Thursday, October 4).

Justyna Redhead, whose husband Mark Redhead died of cancer in February this year, has been reunited with the silver locket, which also has Mark's fingerprint on the front and a letter 'M' on the back, this morning after she launched an appeal for help to find it.

Justyna Redhead's locket necklace which has her husband Mark's fingerprint on the front, the letter M on the back and contains his ashes on the inside. Picture: SUBMITTED. (4613968)
Justyna Redhead's locket necklace which has her husband Mark's fingerprint on the front, the letter M on the back and contains his ashes on the inside. Picture: SUBMITTED. (4613968)

Mrs Redhead, who had believed she had lost it while at work in Wisbech, said: "Someone found it at the car park this morning. It has a few scratches but it's back."

She said she will have it polished and get a new chain and safety lock for it.

In her appeal to help find it earlier today, Mrs Redhead, of Grimston, said: "I'm so upset losing it, I'm desperate to get it back, I wore it everyday for about six months since I've had it."

She added: "It hasn't got any material value for others but means the world to me. Feeling even more heartbroken."

Mrs Redhead posted an appeal to help find the necklace on Facebook yesterday evening and asked people to share it.

She said: "Please help me find my precious locket necklace."

Last year, Mrs Redhead had raised more than £35,000 in a gofundme appeal to pay for specialist treatment for Mark.

Mark had been through several bouts of chemotherapy, an operation and radiotherapy since he was diagnosed with a stage three brain tumour in 2011, but the family was told his cancer was terminal in January of last year.

Fundraising for Mark's Cancer Treatment. Pictured FLtoR Son Olly Redhead. Mark Redhead. Justnya Redhead. At their home in Grimston King's Lynn.. (4615415)
Fundraising for Mark's Cancer Treatment. Pictured FLtoR Son Olly Redhead. Mark Redhead. Justnya Redhead. At their home in Grimston King's Lynn.. (4615415)

In October 2017, Mark, Justyna and their son Oliver spent three weeks in Germany while he underwent the specialist treatment.

Mark died at home on February 23 aged 43 – a day after his birthday.

Justyna paid tribute to Mark as a “remarkable man”.

“He was very unique. He has left a huge hole in our hearts. There was a lot he could teacher Oliver, and no one will ever be able to teach him what Mark would have.

“He was generous and he had many friends from all walks of life. He loved his hobbies and he loved his family.

“He was taken too soon.”



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