A Saskatoon family is grateful for people who took time to help out a loved one in need.
A city bus driver saw Albert Brown’s mother-in-law struggling to get her walker over a curb in Holiday Park shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday.
Upon helping the elderly woman into the bus, the driver discovered she was disoriented.
Brown said his mother-in-law lives in her own place with regular homecare visits. He said she’s recently started having difficulty with her memory.
“She had no shoes on, no socks on, just her nightgown and with her walker. She was looking for her place, she had walked out of her place,” he said.
The driver took Brown’s mother-in-law downtown, radioing ahead to have police meet them at the 23rd street terminal.
Officers were able to find a phone number for Brown, who said he got the call around 7 a.m. and came and picked her up.
“She didn’t know where she was, she just said that a bus stopped and she’d gotten on the bus and they didn’t charge her for the ride, so she was grateful for not being charged for the ride,” he said.
Brown said his mother-in-law is home safe and getting some rest. He said he wanted to send a thank-you from the entire family to the driver, police officers and other transit employees who took care of her while she was missing.
“From all of us, from the bottom of our hearts: thank you for caring and stopping,” he said.
650 CKOM reached out to try and contact the bus driver involved in this story. She told us through a representative that she preferred to remain anonymous.
-with files from 650 CKOM’s Brent Bosker