Alison Walker, Author at The Ring Finders

LOST CELL PHONE ON A WALKING TRAIL in ORANGEVILLE, ON

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

I was contacted by Charmaine as her Son Roman was out walking some neighbourhood trails with Friends. When Roman arrived home he realized he lost his cell phone!

Charmaine was given my contact information by a local Tow guy Richard “In the ditch, call Rich”!
I made arrangements on my day off to head up to Orangeville 20 minutes away from Erin.

I followed ‘Covid style’ behind Roman to retrace his steps. On the last bit of the trail I spotted his phone and started recorder the surprise!

Here’s the video;

Very happy to help them out! Another donation coming into the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!! Thank you Charmaine & Roman!

💝PAYING-IT-FORWARD💝

  

Platinum wedding band lost dockside in Lake Rosseau, Rosseau, Ontario 🇨🇦

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

I received an email from Adrienne that her husband Michael lost his platinum wedding band in the silty waters dockside at their cottage in Lake Rosseau!

Lake Rosseau is an absolutely beautiful area in Ontario’s cottage country!

Michael was covering up their boat on a cold day and his wedding ring slipped off between the boat and the dock into the silty waters six feet below.

They made attempts to find the wedding ring themselves with no luck. A Friend suggested to contact my through The Ring Finders Dot Com website in which Adrienne connected with me!

Ontario cottage country was ablaze with the various trees “fall colors” on my trip up to Lake Rosseau in the Muskoka Lakes region!

I brought along my brand new hookah system called the  “BLU3 NEMO”! This unit has a total weight of 10-12lbs total! I still had my fill scuba gear just in case!

Michael showed the exact location on the dock where he watched his wedding band fall into the water.

I proceeded into the water with the hookah unit and my Minelab Excalibur2 underwater metal detector. Five minutes later the wonderful “tone” of platinum sounded off in my headphones after I pulled two nails! BINGO!!!

I proceeded up from underneath the dock with the beautiful wedding band leading the way!

Here is the video of this beautiful wedding band recovery for Michael & Adrienne;

Happy smiles all around!!

Thank you so very much Michael & Adrienne for entrusting me to recover this beautiful wedding band but also your very generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation! I am humbled at your generosity as a credit to my metal/scuba detecting skills!

  

 

 

 

14k WHITE GOLD WEDDING BAND LOST IN WATERS AT LONG POINT, ONTARIO 🇨🇦

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Jen & Paulo went for a day of sun and fun with their children to the municipal beach at Long Point, Ontario August 15th, 2020.

Paulo caught a football in the water and watched as his 14k white gold wedding band popped of his finger and into the water. Later in the week Jen had googled list ring and TheRingFinder’s website came up. Jen had called me and I explained there was a registered ring finder a great deal closer to the location. Unfortunately he was not available and recommend me!

I proceeded to met Jen, Paulo and kids on August 22nd, 2020 early morning. The waters were quite rough with an undertow. After grid searching a wide area for about 4 hours, they had to head home. I continued gridding a larger area and went back to a middle further out portion to re-grid. No luck.

This past week the weather was getting cooler and work was hectic. So I decided to book a holiday day off and ventured back down to Long Point on my own. With-in 15 minutes on my second pass back to shore I had an 11/12 on the Minelab Equinox 800 detector 6” down! Pulled the wedding band out on the first scoop!!!!

Then the surprise FaceTime call to Jen!! Check out this video!!

Happy to return this wedding ring to it’s rightful owner and grateful for their donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation in which Jen & Paulo will receive a tax receipt!! PAYING-IT-FORWARD 🌸💖🌸 ROCKS!! Everyone wins!!

 

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Custom wedding band created from an F-16 engine fan blade lost in the waters of Lake Joseph, Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes ON

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Michael and his family rented a cottage in the Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes Cottage country area in Ontario!

The cottage was nestled in the pine trees with an incredible view on Lake Joseph!
Michael had gone for a swim and later in the day he realized his custom wedding band crafted from an engine fan blade of an F-16 fighter jet was no longer on his finger! He and his wife Heather searched their cottage and boat with no luck!

Michael somehow got talking to my Friend Don “The HULSTER” Hulse whom works at the transfer station. Don advised Michael to call his Wife Laurie for my information!
I received a message from him and agreed to head up very early the following Labour Day holiday morning to search in the water!

Happy to have pulled off the surprise in recovering Michael’s unique wedding band!!

Check out the surprise In this video link…I reversed it up from my normal routine!!

Another donation coming into the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation 🌸💖🌸
Thanks to my dear Friend’s Laurie & Don for their recommendation 🌺❤️🌺 #LakeJoseph

  

Young man loses sentimental 10k gold medallion on a local football field!

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

I saw a post A Facebook post on my local area that a  Mothers teenage son lost a very sentimental gold scorpion medallion and was offering a reward for its return!

I sent Laura a private message to offer my assistance voluntarily and met up with her and her Son at 11:35PM that night!

Her son Daniel explained that he was playing football with his friends and soon after realizing that his gold chain around his neck was broken the gold medallion had fallen off! He panicked because the medallion had belonged to his late Grandfather Bill which was given to him last year by his grandmother.

It was an amazing warm night under a clear sky with an almost full moon on the 1st search night/morning. I decided to tackle the area (pun intended) where the kids first had their bikes set on the football field and then after a little while decided to go where the main area of football tackling took place.

Time was getting on and it was 2:40 AM in which I thought it was 1:40 AM. We decided to pack it in and that I would come back the following evening after work To continue grid searching!

In the meantime Daniel took a snapshot from Google Earth and highlighted the areas in red where he thought he was with his friends! I always try and get the clients to do that so I can complete a thorough grid search (expanding out by at least 10’) and sometimes a cross grid search!

The second day I continued gridding through on and off rain as well I went to 1245AM. The third day Friday after work I started back and went until 11:30 PM continuing the grid of the football field areas identified! The fourth day I finished off another section and decided to go back to the main area of tackling. I cross gridding in a different direction and on my third pass 4’ outside of Daniels highlighted (Cone placed) area I uncovered the precious heirloom gold pendant on the soil under a tuft of grass!!

When I arrive home I called Laura and proceeded with the surprise that I had recovered the medallion!! I dropped the medallion off after dinner!

Check out the video surprise!

I also advised Laura and Daniel that during the 2nd & 4th day searching… I uncovered three gold rings in the process!! I had already contacted one of the local teachers Mrs Reilly to see if somehow there were records at the school to assist in returning these rings to the rightful owners! Fingers are crossed!

The Family is so happy to have this precious heirloom gold medallion back and will be making a donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation In which they will receive a tax receipt!!

  

 

LOST HEIRLOOM 14k WHITE GOLD WEDDING BAND IN GRASS ATTENDING A WEDDING! Sundridge, ON

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Young man Shaw was attending a Family Wedding with his Family recently. Later in the day he noticed his late Grandfather’s wedding band that was gifted to him missing off his finger.
I set out early this morning for the three hour drive, met up with Shaw to discuss the areas and the second pass back we had an amazing tone!
This Heirloom wedding band meant the absolutely world to Shaw and we are so happy to have helped recover and return it quickly!

Check out the video!!

Thanks to the land owners for permission, Shaw’s boss and my videographer Daughter Kylie!!

Thank you Shaw for your forthcoming donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!!! My personal “PAY-IT-FORWARD” program instead of receiving a reward overtop of my call-out fee!!

 

DROVE 2,764kms (1,717miles) for a 750/PLA HEIRLOOM ENGAGEMENT RING IN THUNDER BAY, ON

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Received a desperate phone call from Maria that she lost her precious late grandmother’s engagement ring in the waters of an Ontario Park near Thunder Bay, Ontario.

I could hear the desperation in her voice but the thought of travelling 15 hours one-way was daunting.

I reached out to another ‘Ring Finder’ Ann who is listed in Peterborough, ON. Ann normally drives down to the Garrett Memorial metal detecting hunt in Texas and we’ve drove to a hunt last year in Chazy, New York. Ann is like me… we love to drive!

We set out on this incredible long distance journey, while swapping driving duties when our eyes started to cross while the other rested.

We arrived around 7 AM in the morning with thunder and lightning happening. We closed our eyes for a half hour rest and soon after the thunder stopped and the rain let up. We decided to “GO FOR IT” after all we were getting wet in the water anyways!

Prior to the trip I had Maria and her husband Thomas “Google Earth” the location and mark it up with an “X”. Originally I requested them to GPS the location but after more communications with Maria there was no cell reception there!

I grid searched and within 40 minutes I came across a double tone on my equinox 800 7/8 and 11/12 readings! Second scoop and there was Maria’s beautiful heirloom engagement ring in my sand scoop!!

We decided to leave immediately and hit the “Flying J“ for breakfast and conjured up a plan to surprise Maria! Check out the video of the phone call to her… PRICELESS!!!!

On the trip home it was pouring rain from the location until Orillia where I dropped Ann off at her vehicle at my good Friends Alan and Dale’s home. We both messaged at 4:00am that we were home safe!

Next day, I had 2 schedule recoveries to be completed. One the farmer found his keys and the other I decided to push back in order to meet up with Maria and Thomas! Maria was so thankful that we took on this crazy challenge of a drive and she was so very grateful we found her precious late Grand Mother’s engagement ring which is now a Family Heirloom!!

We would like to thank Ontario Parks for permission to allow us to metal detect to find Maria’s ring!!

Thank you Maria and Thomas for the generous donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!!


 

BRAND NEW ENGAGEMENT RING SLIPS OFF FINGER THROUGH DECK BOARDS INTO SILTY WATERS BELOW INTO TEA LAKE, SEVERN, Ontario 🇨🇦

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Jessica and Jackson had just become engaged within the last week. Jessica had just put on some sunscreen and felt her Engagement ring was OK to leave on her finger! Not too long after, her ring slipped off her finger through the deck boards and into the waters below. Jessica Panicked but she was smart enough to put dimes down and placed a nail with rope/washers in location she felt her ring fell through the deck! Jessica then googled “Lost Ring and waters“, “The Ring Finders” directory came up and she called me immediately!

She was extremely  upset when she called and inquire about The Ring Finders services!! PANIC HAD SET IT!

I made arrangements to come up the following evening immediately after work! I assured Jessica that she would not be going home without her engagement ring!!

I arrived in good time, set up all my scuba dive equipment and dive detecting equipment as the dark rain clouds moved in! Jessica’s Father was a huge help with my equipment!

Into the waters I went! Up once after a few minutes to re-check my position as there was ZERO VISIBILITY !! Could of targets later… THAT TONE!!!

Check out the video!!

Lots of patience and removing a few targets and there was her beautiful 10k white gold and diamond filled engagement ring!!! A very happy young couple indeed! CONGRATULATIONS Jessica & Jackson on your very recent engagement!!! ❤️💍❤️

Another donation coming in to “The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation” shortly for my “PAY-IT-FORWARD” campaign as I forgo the ‘reward’ in recovery their lost item! Tax receipt provided by this awesome Foundation! 🌸💖🌸 Thank you again Jessica & Jackson! 🌸💖🌸

  

18k 750 White Gold Wedding band lost in the waters of Wasaga Beach, ON 🇨🇦

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

Mr. Lee and his family decided to go swimming at Wasaga Beach #1 on his 25th wedding anniversary!

The waters were getting rough mid-afternoon. He felt his ring pop off his finger and he tried to find it!

I received a call shortly after and headed up after work meeting Mr Lee and his Family! I started my grid search pattern with Mr. Lee in the water beside me and had no luck. The waters were calming down but there was still a little bit of an undertow. I had no luck after searching for 4 to 5 hours and decided to go back early Saturday morning! I continued again starting to grid search To the East of the previous days attempt!

Once I got back to the area where Mr. Lee felt his ring come off, I decided because of the undertow to search 10 to 50 feet behind where the area.

i had a solid crisp signal on the Equinox 800 with an “11” VDI reading! There was Mr’ Lee’s wedding band in my scoop!!!

check out the video!!

 

 

Here comes my favorite part!!! “THE SURPRISE”

It was an honor and a pleasure to help Mr. Lee recover his precious lost wedding ring of 25 years! I will be grateful for his donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer foundation when it comes in and he will receive a tax receipt for the amount!! My Pay-It-Forward” program !!

🌸💖🌸 Thank you Mr and Mrs Lee! Happy 25th Anniversary 🌸💖🌸

  

18k Diamond white gold stud earring lost on walk to Neighbours home! Milton, ON 🇨🇦

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

A follow Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation 🌸Pink Sista🌸 Jen W of Milton (Campbellville), recommended me to great Friends and neighbours Jennifer and John S!

Jennifer and John had walked down to their neighbours home for a short visit. On the way home Jennifer had felt her diamond earring was loose so she stopped and tightened up the earring back….so she thought.

They walked into their home up into the kitchen and living room to put their feet up to relax. Few minutes later Jennifer felt her ear and found her earring was no longer there. They searched everywhere and back tracked to their neighbours!

Jen W sent me a message to see if it was something I could help with! “Of course I can” on my reply! I proceeded to send a link to my Ring Finders directory information/blog page.

I was on a Ring Finder call out already in Etobicoke and advised when I finished I would be right out!

It was getting dark but that’s a great time to search with the small coil and high powered LED flashlights!! Those diamonds shine bright!

So, tracing Jennifer’s steps… I checked the one small garden, then went up the grassy side of the driveway, and then the roadway side to where her neighbour lives to the location she tightened the earring back! Gridding very slowly with my Equinox800 and small coil while Jen, Jennifer and John had the flashlights out.

With no luck outside, I then proceeded to follow Jennifer’s footsteps inside the home through the garage, staircase, kitchen and living room. NO LUCK either.

We chatted a little more and I suggested that it could be in tires of a passing car or even the garbage truck that had been by that day. I advised that I was more than happy to come back!

I got packed up and left the residence. I decided to put my highbeam lights as there were very little street lights lighting up the roadway. About 60-80 feet past where Jennifer was visiting her neighbour and had fixed the earring back, I spotted something twinkling in the middle of the roadway as I passed over it! I stopped and thought to myself, oh my goodness could that be the earring? I then put my car in reverse, grabbed my iPhone and started videoing. I saw the twinkling and then knew and saw it was the earring!!!

Check out the video;

 

 

So excited, I turned around and proceeded back down their driveway in which John came out of the garage. I said “OK, guess what I found laying on the roadway and we are going to go surprise Jennifer! Just tell her I forgot to do the wrap-up video!!”

I WAS EPIC!!! This was my first earring recovery which means a lot to me as earrings and small chains are the hardest things to find!!!

As John and Jennifer knew, I have a “Pay-It-Forward” program that when I find the clients lost item, instead of me receiving a reward I asked the client to pay it forward with an immediate online donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation which helps patients men and women fighting breast cancer with their financial needs such as wigs, medicine, X-rays, daycare, food or rent! The client then receives a tax receipt for the amount!

I was truly overwhelmed by John and Jennifer’s extremely generous donation and truly honoured to complete this most excellent recovery!! I am smiling from ear to ear still on this happy ending!! 🌸💖🌸