Just before he closed his eyes for the last time, Garry Horosko sent a text message to his beloved daughter Caity.
“Goodnight, I love you,” it read.
The 58-year-old died of a heart attack in his sleep that night last February, leaving Caity with just photos and some messages to remember him by.
The messages specifically had become an important part of the pair’s long distance relationship — Garry had lived in High Praire while Caity was attending school in Calgary.
“He was 58, but once I taught him how to text he turned into a 14-year-old teenage girl,” Caity explained with a laugh. “He would constantly tell me random things and take photos of his dinner and send them to me.”
Sadly, the 21-year-old believes she dropped her iPhone 4S while heading into the Bowglen Medical Clinic Monday. A month’s worth of messages from her father were saved on it.
“I am just devastated,” she said. “I knew I should have backed them up.”
Caity has already contacted her phone provider and scoured the area around the clinic to no avail.
Now, she has turned to popular online websites to plea for someone to return the device.
“Everything happened so fast,” she said. “Those texts are pretty much the only thing I have left of him.
“They’re everything to me.”
If you are in possession of Caity Horosko’s iPhone, which features a teal case, she asks that you contact her via email at email@example.com.