Fifth Generation Ring Recovered in Calgary

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

He lost his fifth generation ring while walking/playing with his dog. After giving me the boundaries I went to work. It wasn’t until we expanded the boundaries that the ring was found. Watch the video below for the full story.

Here is a testimonial regarding this search.


My husband Mykal received a very special ring from his father, on our wedding day last year.  It was in the family for 5 generations.  Sometime in May of this year, we were playing in the backyard with our German Shepherd.  He was throwing the ball to Max as he normally did.  At the end of the night, he took Max out in front of the house for a quick walk, as it was dark.  That night before bed, he realized the ring was no longer on his finger.  The next day we spent the entire day looking for it, both in the back and front yard, with no success.  Every so often, thereafter, we would walk with our eyes directed towards the grass, hoping to catch a shimmer of the ring against the green background.  Mykal almost gave up searching.  He kept saying that somebody probably found it.  Since we don’t live on a busy street, I thought that possibility was less likely.  I was convinced we would find it at some point, we just had to keep searching.  At the end of September, Mykals’ parents came over and asked about the ring.  Mykal replied that it was not with him (it technically wasn’t a lie).  Mykal knew that it was only a matter of time before his father would ask to see it, or encourage him further, to see him wearing it, at least on special occasions.  I decided to take it upon myself to do about of searching.  Not in the backyards, but on the internet.  If the ring was out there, I knew a metal detector would pick it up.  We were going to buy one from the store.  Since most people that buy metal detectors to find a ring, end up reselling it once they have found their lost item or after they have given up the search, I figured we should look into purchasing a used one before we go to the store.  I have never been on the Kijiji site before but knew of it and thought that it would be a good place to start.  I typed in ‘used metal detectors’ in the search bar’.  The first two posts were actual metal detectors (I was praying they included instructional manuals!).  The third post was titled, “TheCalgaryRingFinder.”  I was intrigued and curious so I clicked on the link and the brief description mentioned Evan and the service he was offering.  He would come to the place where you thought you lost the item, and he would search for it.  His reward for finding it, if he found it, was whatever you thought the value was for finding said lost item.  I thought this was an awesome deal! I spoke to Mykal and we called him right away.  Like a detective, Evan asked a series of questions relating to the ring;  where we last saw it, how long ago, the approximate area where we thought this ring could be located in.  He explained the process and told us he would come over around 5pm that same evening.  We were so excited!  Both at the possibility of finding the ring, but also at putting our minds to ease if we didn’t find it, knowing we did everything possible.  Evan arrived and went straight to work, after Mykal gave him an outline of the area where the ring could be.  Anxiously, I cleaned our home, waiting.  The sun started setting and the hope of the ring being found was slimmer and slimmer.  As it became completely dark, I was surprised Evan was still searching for the ring.  Mykal and I sat down in the living room and we said a prayer to St. Anthony (the patron saint of lost things).  We thanked God for everything we had our lives, especially each other and said that whatever God’s will is whether the ring should be found or not, we will accept it.  We are thankful and happy for our health and everything God has already given us.  Two minutes later the phone rang and Evan asked to see Mykal out back.  I started washing dishes and was hoping that Evan would say he would come back to continue his search when it would be light out again. Mykal walked back into the house and said to me, “It’s too dark now and Evan is going home.” At this point he waves his hand and shows off the ring and the biggest smile.  I nearly fainted and started jumping up and down in excitement.  I could not believe my eyes! I was so happy for Mykal and for Evan and for all of us!   I went outside to thank Evan.  No words can express the kind deed that Evan did for us; the time he took out of his day to search so diligently for something that meant so much to us.  The next weekend, we went to Mykal’s parents home for a Barbq and Mykal proudly wore his ring.  His dad put his arms around him and said, “The ring looks great on you.  I almost started to think that you lost it.” Mykal just smiled and gave him a big hug.

These are such special moments in life.  We shared this story with many neighbors, family and friends.  We hope to share this story with Mykals parents…sometime next year.

Thank you again Evan for all of your help and for helping other people.  You are an angel and we will always pray for you that God will guide you to lost items if it is His will that they ought to be reunited with the owners.

Thank you.

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