After Caroline's death on April 28th 2003, her family and her fiance, Rick Stace, were overwhelmed by the number of tributes that started to pour in from around the world. It was evident that Caroline meant a great deal to a lot of people. Over the next twelve months, a number of 'Caroline Events' were organised, all of them appropriate to the person and her passions in life.
My love, my heart,
Let this time of parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death, but completeness.
Let your love melt into memory
and your pain into songs.
Let your flight throught the sky begin
with the unfolding of wings.
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle
like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O beautiful love, for a moment
and say your last words in silence.
I bow to you, and hold up my candle
to give light to you
On your flight to freedom.
The Gardner, LXI