The family of an Orleans man missing since Tuesday is asking for the public’s help in finding him.

56-year-old Normand Savard was last seen at his downtown office when he e-mailed co-workers saying he wasn’t feeling well and was going home, but he didn’t arrive.

“There wasn't a specific event that we think could've triggered something or that could have upset him,” said Savard’s daughter Kim Cardinal. “We don't know, we don't have anything to go on."

Savard is described as standing five-feet-eight inches tall with short brown hair and brown eyes.

His family says he has low vision and often uses public transit.

“He’s just such a social person, a very caring person, he's willing to talk to everybody,” said son Serge Savard.

Ottawa Police say they’ve traced Savard’s cell phone to Ottawa’s east end.

”We were able to find out that Mr. Savard had been in the area of the Ray Friel Centre in Orleans around the afternoon on Tuesday. We know after that they lost the signal, either the phone was dead or turned off,” said Const. Marc Soucy with the Ottawa Police Service.

Family, neighbours and friends have joined in the search.

"If he's out there, dad we love you, we want you to come home,” said Cardinal.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Missing Persons Unit at 613-236-1222, ext.2355, Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

With a report from CTV’s Katie Griffin