Caroline’s Celebration of Life will be held in late April.
The Family is making preparations and will let us know soon. As soon as we get the information it will be posted.
PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY FROM ALL OF US
-Posted by Marlene Bruland
Update 3/19/14 2:00 pm
Posted by Terri Sprague
At 7:39 am today we lost our angel on earth. Our sweet Caroline. We know she is in a better place with no more pain.
She passed away with her husband Adam,son's Dale and Jeff and daughter in law Terri in the room with her.
It was a peaceful release. She fought this disease hard for 18 months and then God called her home.
Services will be held at a later date.
We would also like to Thank Everyone for their Thoughts and Prayers and Love.
EVERYONE'S PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY
SHE WILL TRULY BE MISSED
THIS WAS AN EARLIER POST THIS MORNING
Update on Caroline
In a email, I had asked John Lehni, Caroline's devoted friend and skater, for an update on Caroline and I am going to publish the entire reply as I think it says it all.
Thanks for the inquiry. She continues to cling to life....but so sad to see her struggle to breath. I know that you are familiar with someone's will to live and how hard it is on the family to watch. We have all freed her to leave us, but she is a fighter.
Skating has indeed been a part of her life for a very long time. She started in Burlington with the Eddy family.
She married Dale Sprague and had two sons, Dale Jr. and Jeff. Her teaching career started in the 1950's and continued until she no longer could make it to the rink, earlier this year.
It was always a goal for her to be able to be back coaching skaters, and it gave her hope and desires that kept her here longer than she might have. Even in these final days she has been "giving lessons" as she said good bye to me the last time she could talk...she said, " What foot do you start on?" I smiled to remember all of the hours that we have shared together on the floor.
Her family has been there to comfort and care for her in these many months of fighting against cancer. Terri, her daughter-in-law, has been amazingly loving and caring for her in all of this. We have respected her dignity and given her the love and care to make her final days the best possible.
She has received so many notes and letters of love sharing what we all know...that she has given more that lessons in our sport...but lessons in life and how to live it more fully. My heart is indeed saddened at this time, but I have the many years of memories that I have shared with her.
Her husband, Adam, has been so loving and is struggling with why this has happened to such a wonderful woman that he loves so much.
Thanks again for asking and for loving our Caroline. She is a special lady that has touched so many lives in our sport.
Don't hesitate to ask anything,