Missing spouse worries senior

April 18, 2023
Vivienne Coultman holds a photo of her missing spouse Noel Montaque.
Vivienne Coultman holds a photo of her missing spouse Noel Montaque.

Vivienne Coultman's only desire is to be reunited with her lover, Noel Montaque.

The elderly couple have been in a relationship for the past 16 years, making memories and planning a lifetime of happiness together. However, their joy was snatched away on March 9, when Montaque, affectionately called Danny, wandered away from their Whitfield Town, Kingston 13, home.

"I left the yard to go the shop to buy some sugar because me did a make tea fi di two a we and by time me reach back a the yard, somebody a tell me say dem see him a walk go pon Waltham [Park Road]. By time me rush out from the yard, me nuh see no sign of him down the road or up the road," Coultman said.

Coultman, 70, shared that Montaque, who is nine years her senior, has left their home twice in the past but always returned. She related that he was found in Angels, St Catherine, and Six Miles, St Andrew, last year on the previous occasions that he wandered away.

The distressed woman said she cares for her common-law-husband, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer, making it her point of duty to attend all doctor's appointments, and never missing a clinic date.

"Me one a walk go look for him everywhere, me love him. I want back my man," Coultman declared.

She has attended the Kingston Public Hospital, the Spanish Town Hospital as well as homeless shelters, hoping that Montaque may have been admitted in their care. But her efforts have so far proven futile.

During her visit to THE STAR's offices on Monday, Coultman braved a smile as she reminisced on the fateful day that she met Danny along Waltham Park Road.

"Danny used to drive taxi and at the time me a carry me likkle granddaughter go school uppa St Peter Claver and him stop the car and ask where we going. He offered me a ride and from there it start. Him never charge me a dollar," she said. She is relying on the public's assistance to be reunited with him.

"Me can't sleep a night time, me only get a little sleep a day. Me miss him bad but inna my heart me nuh feel like him dead. Him out deh someweh a walk up and down. I just know him soon come home to me and if a somebody see him on the road and a keep him, I would tell them thanks, but I want him to come home," she pleaded.

According to the police's Corporate Communications Unit, Montaque was last seen at home wearing a grey T-shirt, black hat, brown pants and black-and-white shoes. He is of brown complexion and slim build. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Noel Montaque is being asked to call the Hunts Bay police at 876- 923-7111, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

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