After 62 Years Together, Couple Forced to Say Goodbye – the Reason Why Will Break Your Heart

After 62 Years Together, Couple Forced to Say Goodbye – the Reason Why Will Break Your Heart

If you’re not even a little misty-eyed after this, then I’m going to need scientific proof that you have a beating heart.

Seriously, this is one of the most heart-breaking things you’re going to read today.

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From The Daily Mail:

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A couple who have spent almost their entire lives with one another, are being forced to spend their golden years apart because they cannot get into the same care home.

Wolf Gottschalk, 83, and his wife Anita, 81, from Surrey, British Columbia, were married in 1954 and have been together ever since.

But after 62 years, for the past eight months, the couple have been forced to live separately because there are no spaces at care homes close by that can accommodate two people.

Added to their worries is their failing health and the urge to spend as much time with one another, while they still can.

Outlining the family’s impossible situation in a Facebook posting, their granddaughter Ashley Bartyik aired her sadness and frustration at the current situation.

‘After 62 years together, they’re inseparable. They do everything together,’ she wrote.

Wolf is on a waitlist to move into the nursing home where his wife is cared for, called The Residence at Morgan Heights, but the Fraser Health Authority is unable to say when it will happen.

Their family is doing all they can to ensure they see each other as often as possible, so every other day family members drive Anita 30 minutes up the road to see her beloved husband.

Gotta love socialized medicine that doesn’t take the needs of the patients into consideration. This is absolutely disgusting and I hope that they can eventually get into the same home so they can spend the rest of their lives together.

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