Richard vanished from his from Etobicke, Ontario, Canada yard on July 18, 1944. His sister now 87 continues her search for her baby brother. She and her daughters just want to bury him with his parents in the empty plot reserved for him. Ten years after Richard vanished, his mother died.
“It went on and on and on, and it just broke her heart,” said Dykeman. Gertrude had medical issues, but they all knew what it really was — not knowing where her baby went. She was 56. John died in 1973, at 80. Three of Richard’s brothers have passed away, too.
“I really think it haunted them, that they died not knowing what happened to their brother,” said Dykeman. “It tormented them. It’s something that I think was on their mind every day.”
Aileen, Dykeman’s mother, and Robert, three years older than Richard, are all that’s left of his immediate family. http://torontostar.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx