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A terminally ill man who lost his wedding ring due to his weight loss as a result of his poor health tragically died before it was ever found.
His widow Sara Jonas launched a desperate search throughout Morriston Hospital in a bid to be reunited with the ring but it could not be found.
Her retired salesman husband Adrian Jonas, 67, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several weeks ago but sadly died on Thursday, June 3.
Following her devastating loss and her failure to recover the ring she has taken a lock of his hair to place within a locket.
Sara said she would wear the locket in memory of her husband.
“Sadly Ade passed away at 8.15am on Thursday morning,” she said.
“A friend suggested I cut off a lock of Ade’s hair, which I did. I will have to have that as a personal memento instead of the ring.
“I will look for a locket to enclose Ade’s hair and wear it close to my heart instead of the ring. The ring never turned up. He was terribly ill at the end and his funeral service will be taking place a week today. They were happy times, I have no bad memories at all. We were so much alike and they had the same weaknesses and strengths.”
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Mr Jonas started suffering health problems three years ago but it was only a matter of a few weeks ago that he discovered he had the devastating disease.
Sara, from Penllergaer, had hoped in the wake of his death she would be able to wear his ring on a chain.
She had put up a reward and said she would have accepted the return of the nine carat ring with no questions asked.
But no one came forward and she feared the ring had been taken to Cash For Gold.
She said: “It had gone too big due to weight loss and slipped off his hand.
“I can’t replace it as it wouldn’t be the same as it’s a wedding ring.”
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