Lavoie Konyk flew across the country to commemorate her husband’s first death anniversary with her family, bringing with her a special scrapbook full of her husband’s memory.
Unfortunately, upon her arrival in Winnipeg, she noticed the bag where she had put the scrapbook and her other stuff including shoes, jewelries, and also a battery charger for her hand prosthesis is gone. According to the widow, it might have fell out of the trunk on her way to the airport.
Lavoie Konyk’s husband, David Konyk, who was a former firefighter, died of a rare type of cancer and was interred at a memorial for firefighters in Brookside Cemetery. The scrapbook was made with love—it contained rare photographs and badges—and Lavoie wanted to show it to her daughter Jocelyne.
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The mother and daughter showed the bag similar to the one Lavoie lost. It had a picture of a scene in New York City printed on it. Lavoie couldn’t afford to lose the bag because of the valuable things inside. It was not the jewelry or the money but far more valuable than it—the scrapbook. If she lost it, it was also like losing the memory of her late husband.
They have searched everywhere, including through garbage cans—and they are still looking for it.
When we travel to any new destinations, we always come back bringing with us a bagful of memories and various souvenirs. How would you react if you lose all of it? According to the Bureau of Transportation Services (BTS), in 2010 alone, more than 2 million bags were bungled. And that data was from airport only, the luggage that got lost while in transit were not included—just like what happened to Lavoie’s bag in Winnipeg.
Many people are now using GPS technology in tracking their missing luggage. GPS tracking device like Trackimo is a tiny, durable, and portable tracking unit that can be attached or inserted inside your bag without occupying some space. It will allow you to trace your belongings in real time. You can check its location through your personal computer or smartphone. You can also set up a safe zone for your luggage, and when it goes outside your assigned border, you will immediately receive an alert.
GPS tracking device has a built-in accelerometer that will allow you to set up speed thresholds for your luggage and you will also receive an alert if it goes faster than the speed you have set up. This feature will prevent bag theft by acting as soon as you receive the alert and locate you bag.
The next time you travel, insert a GPS tracking device on your luggage to avoid losing memories.