Caroline, where do I begin to tell a story about my most precious sister, who held a very special place in my heart. I would like to share with you some of my memories of her.
Her infectious laugh. She could walk into a crowded room and make everyone laugh. She would always be teasing and joking with the people she loved the most. You were the life of a party!
As siblings growing up, Mommie would dress us in matching outfits and people would ask if we were twins. Caroline was my older sister, she was two years older than me and I was always getting in trouble, she would run and tell on me if I was doing something wrong. I realized later in life that she loved me and was only looking out for me.
Caroline was sick a lot as a young child and I remember the time she fell down the furnace in Deer Lake, Mommie nursed her back to health.
When we were teenagers, we got our first job in a plastic factory. Caroline was the favourite at work, she worked the hardest and the fastest. She later bought herself a brand new car and drove it all the way to Mt.Vernon, Ills. She was so young, courageous and feared nothing.
When we got older and became Mothers, our children played together like brothers and sisters. We were all so close. Rebecca, I know that you have lost your mother, but I will always be there for you, as Caroline would have wanted it that way. I can hear her words to me, please watch over Rebecca for me.
Her wonderful spirit, she lived her life to the fullest.
Her determination to better herself. Caroline was always taking a course, or enrolled in school, or starting a business, and at the same time holding down a job and raising a beautiful daughter.
She was the closet to Mommie, she loved to visit frequently and always confided in her about her life. No bond was as strong as yours and Mommies. She loved Daddy and was always so special to him. He worried about her often and spoke about her a lot.
Life was not easy for you my dear sister. You endured two back surgery's a bowel surgery, diagnosed with breast cancer as well as suffered many many more complications with your health. You were in pain and agony yet you remained so calm, upbeat and positive about your situation. You were strong, yet you were vulnerable.
Caroline you were too young to go, but I am so glad that you are finally at peace. You will be missed so much by all of us. You have reunited with Daddy and come to your final resting place. As you would have said yourself..."Love you tons". Rip, Caroline.