A couple who have spent almost their entire lives with one another, are being forced to spend their golden years apart because they cannot get into the same care home.
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. After a few months of wedded bliss, 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, 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.
A photo of Wolf and Anita Gottschalk wiping away tears during a visit to see one another has struck a chord on Facebook, where it's been shared more than 2,500 time.
The love between Wolf and Anita is so strong, that it is hard to leave each other after their short visits.
Healthwise, Wolf has been diagnosed with lymphoma and dementia, as he also suffers fromcongestive heart failure.
'We're just asking for anything that can be done so that my grandfather can be accommodated as soon as possible,' said Ashley.
'These issues affect so many people in Canada. Our healthcare system needs to have a spotlight on it.'