Elderly couple have spent 62 years together but now are separated in different care homes

Elderly couple have spent 62 years together but now are separated in different care homes

– Wolf and Anita Gottschalk have spent 62 years in a happy marriage, but now they are living separately in two different care homes

– Whole family's worried about this unfortunate situation and trying to help in any way possible

– A spokesperson for local organization Fraser Health Authority says this case is their first priority

Wolf Gottschalk is 83 years old and his wife, Anita, is 81, they met long time ago when they were teenagers in Dusseldorf, Germany. They got married in 1954 and it obviously wasn't a mistake, because they've been happily living together since.

Later they emigrated to British Columbia, Canada and had two daughters and a son. And after 62 years of their union couple is now tragically separated, because they can't get into the same care home.

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Elderly couple have spent 62 years together but now are separated in different care homes

Wolf is on the waiting list to transfer into The Residence at Morgan Heights, nursing home, where his wife lives, but relatives of the couple and local healthcare bureaucrats can't exactly tell how much time is needed. And the health of passionate elderly Anita and Wolf is irrevocably declines, Wolf is in the early stages of dementia, have some heart issues and was recently diagnosed with lymphoma which is the type of a blood cancer.

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Elderly couple have spent 62 years together but now are separated in different care homes

Anita comes to see her husband quite often, 3-4 times a week, family members drive her half an hour to reach his care home, Anita has a pacemaker and using a wheelchair or a walker, the choice depending on her current state and distance of the walk.

Granddaughter of the couple — Ashley — said to the press: ‘My grandma can’t even kiss him goodnight now. He calls out her nickname, little mouse, for her when he sees her.’

A spokesperson for local organization Fraser Health Authority says this amorous case is their first priority, but couldn't give accurate reliable information in dates and numbers.

– Kami Media

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