The family of missing 76-year-old woman Dulcie Brewster have issued a heartfelt plea for anyone who may have seen her to get in touch.
Dulcie, of Fishtoft Road, Boston, was reported missing on Monday, and police have been out searching around the town since.
She was last seen on Tuesday, April 9, on Skirbeck Road, in Boston, walking towards her home.
She is described as 5ft 4in tall, with grey hair, and usually wears a woolly hat when outdoors.
Her son Alan Brewster, 51, said the family were appealing for her or anyone who knows where she might be to get in touch, especially as it appears she does not have any medication with her.
He said: “Anybody that’s out there who does see her, get in touch with authorities as soon as possible to confirm that she is safe and well.
“Just to know that is the main concern.
“With the medication that she is supposed to take, each day that slips by, hopefully not, could accelerate her illnesses.”
Alan said he had last seen Dulcie three weeks ago on market day.
It is believed her and her estranged husband Norman, 74, had been beginning to rekindle their relationship and he had been visiting her more and more lately, even getting her to wear their wedding rings.
Alan said Norman had gone to Dulcie’s on Thursday night where he found the door unlocked and the house empty with the rings on the mantlepiece, her bike in the kitchen and medication left behind. Her phone was also left behind.
He had waited, cooking her a cup of tea, but eventually gone home when she didn’t turn up. He then came back on Friday, but she had not come back.
He notified the family on Friday and after keeping an eye out over the weekend, they notified the police on Monday.
Dulcie was born in Fishtoft, one of 13 children, and has lived in this area for most of her life.
Married to Norman, Alan is her only son and she also has two grandchildren.
James, one of the grandchildren, tweeted earlier this week: “My nan has now been missing for over a week. If anyone in the Boston area can help please contact the Police.”
In her earlier life she was a home help - giving up the job while Alan was a teenager.
Alan said: “She likes socialising and has a big circle of people that she knows, she’s a popular person. She’s not afraid to say what she wants to say and doesn’t stay quiet if she doesn’t want to be.”
He added she goes to market most Saturdays and Sundays, speaking to the stall holders and often popping into WH Smith where her granddaughter works.
Dulcie also enjoys watching the boats come into town, especially as Norman and Alan were both fishermen, and he said he often saw her on the banks as they sailed into the dock.
She also enjoyed going on holidays and bus trips around the country.
A police spokesman said there have been several sightings on Skirbeck Road on Tuesday, April 9, and at Pensioner House on Wednesday, April 10, where she had lunch. There was also an unconfirmed sighting on London Road on Friday.
Information to: Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 236 of April 15, 2013.