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CMHA Toronto seeks help to find a missing person

October 28, 2016

weese-1(Oct. 28, Toronto) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto Branch is looking for the public’s help to find a longtime client who has gone missing.

Gary Weese, 64, has been a familiar face at and a regular, reliable client of CMHA Toronto for more than 15 years. As a person with lived experience of a mental illness, Weese has steadfastly attended the branch office twice a week for services. He has only missed a counselling session a handful of times since 2001.

Weese was last seen in the Neilson Road and Ellesmere Road area on Sept. 25 at 4:30 p.m. He had been to a doctor’s appointment.

“Gary is a very responsible person and has always called to let us know if he’s going to miss or reschedule an appointment,” said Oliver Bucknor, Weese’s longtime case manager at CMHA Toronto. “We and his family are extremely worried and want him home safe.”

Weese takes medication to help with his mental illness and lives independently. There are no signs he has returned home since he was last seen on Sept. 25.

Weese is described as average build, 5-foot-5, 180 pounds and bald. He was last seen wearing black track pants, blue golf shirt and black shoes.

A photo of Weese is attached.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637)

For more information or to arrange an interview with Weese’s family or case manager, contact:

Joe Kim
Communications Director
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
416-977-5580 ext. 4141

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