Cherished hat lost amid Grey Cup celebrations

A Regina woman is asking the public to help her find a cherished hat she wore to the Grey Cup game as a tribute to her late brother.

Late brother wore fur hat a lot

A Regina woman is hoping to recover a lost hat, a cherished memento of her late brother, Dean Gutheil reports. 1:26


  • CBC listener realizes hat found on street belongs to Schafer
  • Schafer delighted to be reunited with reminder of her late brother

UPDATE: Hat located!

There's a happy ending to the story of the Saskatchewan Roughrider fan who lost the hat she wore as a tribute to her late brother.

Christie Schafer learned Thursday night that a neighbour, who heard about her story on CBC Radio, found the furry hat on the street on Grey Cup night.

A delighted Schafer was reunited with the hat the same night.

A Regina woman is asking the public to help her find a cherished hat she wore to the Grey Cup game as a tribute to her late brother.

Sean Drever was a big Roughriders fan. He suffered from mental illness and died last May at age 27.

Last November, Christie Schafer wore his winter hat to the Grey Cup game and also brought a small container of his ashes, which she kept in her pocket.

After the game ended and the celebrations were done, Schafer lost the hat.

"It's so hard to come to terms with the fact that'll you never see your brother again that you hold onto these tangible objects," Schafer explained about the sentimental value of the hat.

She figures the hat was likely left behind in the excitement of the evening.

Christie Schafer was delighted to learn her brother's hat was found. (Dean Gutheil/CBC)

After celebrating on Green Mile, Schafer's group got a lift home from a kind stranger.

"I think what happened was I left it in the back of his truck, and got out of the truck without realizing it," she said.

Schafer has put out a public plea on websites, so far without any luck.

"The hat's not going to bring him back but it was just a piece of him that I had," she said. "It smelled like him. He wore it a lot."

With files from CBC's Dean Gutheil


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