A northern Saskatchewan man has been reunited with his daughter for the first time in more than three decades.

Rose Feit was only three-years-old when she was put up for adoption and that was the last time her father, Denare Beach resident Melvin Sewap, saw her.

However, Sewap says Feit, who works for a credit card company in Moncton, New Brunswick, by chance came into contact with one of his relatives on the phone earlier this year, recognized the last name and father and daughter were soon put in contact.

“So I don’t know, I can’t explain the feeling I had,” he says. “It was nice to see my daughter. We had the kids there to meet her too, my sister and my brothers, there was a whole bunch of us there to meet her.”

When Sewap and the rest of his family met Feit at the Saskatoon airport this past Saturday, it was the first time he had seen his daughter in 36 years.

Feit is only in Saskatchewan for a week and Sewap says they are trying to make the most of the time by catching up and visiting with family.