Devoted Couple For 62 Years Forced To Separate Because Of Their Healthcare Provider…

Devoted Couple For 62 Years Forced To Separate Because Of Their Healthcare Provider…


This loving couple who have spent their entire lives together in a loving married relationship, will not be able to live out their golden years together and they are heartbroken. Why? …because, they cannot get into the same care home. If this does not break your heart…when you learn the details of their story, it will.


From the Daily Mail:

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Wolf Gottschalk, 83, and his wife Anita, 81, met and fell in love while their families lived in the same apartment complex in Dusseldorf, Germany when they were teenagers.

The couple got married in 1954, as Wolf worked in construction as a Merchant Marine while wife Anita worked in retail.

After a few months of wedded bliss, they decided they wanted a better life for themselves and their future children and immigrated to Surrey, British Columbia.

The couple built a successful life for themselves and were always together as they went on to have a family – a son and two girls.


But after 62 years of being together every single day, the couple have been forced to live separately for the past eight months because there are no spaces at care homes close by that can accommodate the married couple.

Their failing health means the pair have the urge to spend as much time with one another, while they still can.

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

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

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

When the time comes for the couple to part once more, the tears begin to flow.

‘My grandma can’t even kiss him goodnight now. He calls out her nickname, little mouse, for her when he sees her,’ Ashley said.

‘They cry every time they see each other, and it is heartbreaking,’ she writes in the post, calling it ‘the saddest photo I have ever taken’.

Ashley said they can’t even share meals together since they aren’t at the same facility.

In one heartbreaking snapshot, she captured a photo of her grandfather sitting alone while looking out the window, pining for his wife, all while calling out the nickname for her: his ‘little mouse’.


I thought Canada prided themselves on their health care system? Not so great, eh? Did Obama get this memo?

This sadly is the future of Obamacare and the impact it will have on us, if we do not get and KEEP Democrats out of the White House.

Otherwise…start saying your good-byes.

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