My dear, dear friend has died peacefully at the St Helena Hospice in Colchester.
Friends like Carol come along but once in a lifetime. I am so grateful for the long friendship we had, but of course wish that it had lasted many more years...
We had such fun, learnt so much, studied ceramics and printing, propped each other up when necessary, we put right, all the wrongs in the world....Such wonderful discussions, I will miss them so much. We enjoyed each others company and had some absolutely wonderful days out together, never to be forgotten.
These memories I will treasure always and hold them close to my heart forever, grateful that Carol had been my friend.
My love goes to her wonderful family who have always welcomed me with open arms, thinking of you all at this sad time...
Carol my friend
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.