Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Elderly New Brunswick couple separated days before Christmas

An elderly New Brunswick couple bid a tearful goodbye this week, separated just days before Christmas after 73 years together. Herbert and Audrey Goodine said goodbye moments before Herbert was driven to a new care residence about 45 minutes away.

The couple have been married for 69 years, spending the last three years together at the Victoria Villa Special Care Home in Perth-Andover, N.B.
After a recent assessment of Herbert’s health, officials decided the home could no longer accommodate him because the 91-year-old’s dementia had progressed to a point where he needs a higher level of care. A van carried him away to another home as Audrey stood by the window and watched him go. The couple will be together for Christmas at their daughter’s home in Fredericton.