Marie Comber had been with Trevor Farthing for 30 years when he disappeared in 2017 and was never heard from again.
Trevor, who is now reportedly 55, called his longtime partner, with whom he had three children, on the last day he was seen to tell him he was ‘going away’.
On June 21, 2017, Trevor left his Newton-le-Willows home wearing a khaki green t-shirt and blue denim jeans.
He was last seen on Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens, around 9:30 am and Merseyside Police have repeatedly requested information on his whereabouts.
And his devastated family say the ordeal of losing him “is a nightmare” which is just as difficult now as it was three years ago and Christmas without him will never be the same.
Marie said: “It’s a nightmare. Living without him was never something I thought I had to do.
“We had been together for 30 years and we did everything as a pair. We decorated and made crafts together, went out on our bikes and I don’t know how to do anything without him.
“I’m just a little lost without him. ”
Marie said she was often asked to ‘move on’ by those around her, as Trevor was still missing more than three years later.
The store employee told ECHO: “People tell me ‘Marie, it’s been three years, it’s time to take your life back” but how can I?
“How do I move on or even start trying until I know he’s safe and okay.” I just need to know it.
Marie spoke to Trevor the day he went missing and said she would never forget what he told her.
She said, “He called me and said he was ‘going away’ and I wasn’t really sure what he meant.
“Trevor didn’t like how the world was going, he didn’t know how to use an ATM and he only wanted to use a phone with buttons.
“He was old fashioned like that and he was struggling with the way things were going. ”
Days after Trevor’s disappearance, police called for a woman who had previously brought him home, concerned for his well-being.
It is believed that Merseyside Police are keen to locate a woman who met Trevor on Sunday June 18, 2017 in the Bradley Road area of Newton-le-Willows, near the Sankey Canal.
Since his disappearance, his partner and three daughters, Gemma, 35, Megan 27 and Faye 18, have continuously begged him to come home or make contact.
He now also has three grandchildren.
Marie said: “He misses the girls terribly and always hopes we will hear from him.
“We can’t move forward until we know he’s okay.
“Girls and my grandchildren keep me going, but we don’t. ”
Trevor is described as 5ft 5 with a sleeve of tattoos on his left arm.
He has a large black scorpion tattoo on the top of his left arm.
When he was last seen, Trevor was wearing a green t-shirt, blue denim jeans, walking boots and a Nike cap.
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Marie also wanted people to know he had a size 10p birthmark under the left side of his chin, which might help identify him.
The family have made repeated calls for information and a number of people have been in contact with Marie with possible sightings.
A man took to Facebook two years ago to say he believed Trevor lived in Warrington and now might have wavy gray hair and a beard.
But Marie said there’s not much there is to be done to locate him unless Trevor contacts him himself.
Marie and her family face their fourth Christmas without Trevor and would love nothing more than to hear it.
She added, “It would be the perfect gift to know that he is fine, happy and safe.
“We love him and miss him so much and always will. Finding him would mean the world, but even hearing that he is fine would be all for us. ”
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Trevor Farthing, please contact Merseyside Police by calling 101 or on Twitter @MerPolCC.
You can also contact the Missing People charity by calling 116,000 or emailing [email protected]