A grieving Sunderland widow has been left devastated after losing a necklace with her late husband’s photo on it.
When Jean Bramham’s husband Jim lost his battle against pneumonia eight weeks ago, her friends wanted to do something special for her.
The members of the Town End Residents’ Association, where Jean is a volunteer, clubbed together to buy the 78-year-old a gold chain complete with a pendant etched with a photo of 80-year-old Jack.
However, the pensioner was devastated when she realised she had lost the treasured gift.
She said: “I am so upset about it. It means the world to me that my friends all rallied round to buy it for me. I feel so bad that I have lost it.
“It is a mystery. I have searched the house and everywhere I can think of and there’s no sign of it.”
Jean said she knows she was wearing the necklace on Saturday, October 10, when she went to the shops at Town End.
However, when she came to take it off for bed that night, she realised it was missing.
A tearful Jean said: “I mustn’t have fastened the catch properly. This has made my grieving so much worse.”
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Jean’s necklace can contact the Echo newsdesk on (0191) 5017326.