Couple of 62 years forced to go to separate nursing homes

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Wolf and Anita Gottschalk have been married for an astounding 62 years.

Due to devastating complications, the couple from British Colombia has not been together for the past eight months.

Wolf and Anita both moved to nursing homes, but since there isn't enough space in a facility for both of them, they have been forced to separate according to a Facebook post.

Since both of them have conditions that are declining, they are trying to spend as much time together as they possibly can.

Their granddaughter Ashley Bartyik aired her sadness and frustration at the current situation.

"They're inseparable. They do everything together," she wrote.

Family members are doing everything they can to make sure the couple is together as much as possible, so every other day they drive Anita 30 miles to see Wolf.

Bartyik said in her post that Wolf's health is failing rapidly as his Dementia progresses, and although he still recognizes his wife right now, that could change.

If he goes too long without seeing her, he could lose that ability and all of those precious memories together.

When Wolf and Anita separate, hearts break.

"My grandma can't even kiss him goodnight now. He calls out for her when he sees her," Bartyik said.

Fraser Health says it has been working to get the couple back together according to The Daily Mail.

"We certainly understand how heartbreaking this is for the family. It's upsetting for us as well," spokesperson Tasleem Juma told CTV News.

She said the couple should be together in the next few weeks.

But Bartyik said they have not received a phone call from the company in the eight months her grandparents have been apart.

"We're just asking for anything that can be done so that my grandfather can be accommodated as soon as possible," Bartyik told CTV News.

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