The wife of a 65-year-old man run down and left for dead five years ago on a Calgary street is pleading for help in finding the driver.

Gerald Jervis was walking along the 2300 block of 50th St. SE at 9 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2004 when he was hit by a car and the driver left without helping the victim.

Sandi Jervis issued a statement through police yesterday on the fifth anniversary of his death, pleading for witnesses to come forward.

“It has been five years since my husband and the father of our children was taken from us. To this day we still feel the pain of losing him so senselessly. His death has turned our lives upside down and continues to do so.

“Two more children have come into our family. They will never know his love, so please, if anyone knows who hit him and left him to die on the road please come forward and tell what you know.”

Traffic Staff Sgt. Graeme Ramsay said he believes police will find the driver.

“There is a witness out there. There’s someone who has worked on this vehicle. Somebody ... that saw something that happened that hasn’t come forward,” he said.

Ramsay said the area is frequented by sex-trade workers and johns who may have saw something.

The car was an older model, red GM, possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier, and would have sustained damage.