A WOMAN is appealing for the return of a phone which contains the last voice message she received from her brother.
Andrew Bohdan, of Marsden, 43, died after his Citroen Saxo and a blue Lexus crashed on December 1 last year.
His sister, Lisa Ellis, 42, of Longwood, received a message from him the day before, organising to meet at teatime the following day.
She has kept the message on her Sony Ericsson but the phone slipped from her pocket on Thursday evening.
Despite calling her own number and organising to pick it up from the person who discovered it, the finder did not turn up.
Mrs Ellis, an advertising clerk, said: “I was walking the dog and I lost it on Sycamore Avenue in Golcar.
“When my husband rang the phone a lady said her son had found it, she wasn’t far away and she could meet us at a shop on Sycamore Avenue.
“We waited well over an hour and nobody turned up.
“We texted it and rang explaining that not only did it have my brother’s voice on it, but pictures of the flowers from his funeral.
“It also had a picture of my brother putting a wreath where Andrew died.
“I really thought the lady would meet us and we left messages but eventually we had to ring the phone company to put a block on the phone.”
Mr Bohdan, a welder, of Woods Avenue, was a keen motorcyclist and well-known in the biking community.
An inquest found he died of natural causes.
On the day of the accident witnesses saw him leave his vehicle but collapse soon after. He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but died later.
His sister added: “The message from Andrew came on the Monday and he was organising to meet me on Tuesday teatime.
“The woman we spoke to was a mum, maybe something happened and she couldn’t make it.
“She said her little boy was at his grandma’s at Botham Hall.
“I had just charged the phone so there was plenty of battery and there was no response to our messages.
“These are things I can never replace and they mean so much to me.”
The silver Sony Ericsson phone has a four megapixel camera and is in a black, magnetic, flip-style case.
It can be sent to The Examiner office at Queen Street South, Huddersfield, HD1 3DU, or a message can be left on 07785521486.