Crying elderly couple separated into two different care homes grabs international attention

Canadian couple separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage has drawn international attention.

Wolfram Gottschalk, 83, of Surrey, British Columbia, was put in an assisted home in January after he suffered dementia health complications, making it impossible for his wife Anita, 81, to care for him at home.

Four months later, Anita entered a different home despite family efforts to keep them together.

The homes are half an hour apart, with family driving Anita to see Wolfram several times a week.

Granddaughter Ashley Bartyik took “the saddest photo I have ever taken” when her grandparents were brought together recently.

She said he reaches out and cries for her.

Press Association