Came across this story of Wolf Gottschalk, 83, and his wife Anita, 81, who have been married since 1954 and moved into care homes in Canada but cannot live together because of a lack of space in their care home in British Columbia. Despite their failing health, the couple would only see each other once every other day. Sad i must say.
After 62 years together every 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 two people.
The couple got married in 1954, and after few months of wedded bliss, they decided they wanted a better life for their future children and immigrated to Surrey, British Columbia. Settling there, the couple was never separated from each other.
Their grand daughter said, when the time comes for the couple, who hare great grandparents, 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’.
Even more heartbreaking, she captured a photo of her grandfather sitting alone while looking out the window in hopes his wife is coming, as he calls out her nickname, ‘little mouse.’
Children must learn to cater for their aged parents no matter what!