Family release statement following search for Sidney Box – Earley
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The family of 93-year-old Sidney Box, known to many as Donald or Don, who went missing in Earley and was very sadly, located deceased following a four-day search, last Monday (9/1), have released a statement and tribute.
Issy Briggs, Sidney’s granddaughter, said: “My family and myself wanted to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those that supported us in the search for my grandfather (Papa) over four days earlier this month.
“The outcome was not what any of our family, friends, or the community wanted to find out, but it’s some form of closure.
“The amount of aid we received has been far-reaching, personal and practical.
“We were, and still are, feeling overwhelmed by the amount of people and businesses that took the time to help.
“You were all part of the reason we stayed hopeful and positive over the four days, and have proved just how important community is.
“We know that some individuals and families knew my Papa and Nana from the many years they have lived in Earley.
“He was the most kind, selfless and non-judgmental person, and we’re happy that so many people were able to meet and know just how much of a special person Donald Box was.
“We would ask, if you see any posters on your journeys out and about, please could you take them down for us.
“We are going to do our best to remember the ones we put up, but would really appreciate it if people could keep an eye.