Wave of grief
TEARS FLOWED, wails were heard, colleagues collapsed and fond memories of Caroline Forde were shared last night at a candlelight vigil held in her memory.
The atmosphere at the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex was emotionally charged as tributes flowed in word and song for Forde, who met her death at the complex last week Monday.
Forde’s grown sons Kismar and Andre were reduced to tears, Kismar standing for long periods with head bowed. Daughters Karen, Cherriann, Nikita and Shellyann had to be comforted as they wept openly, at times leaning on family and friends for support.
Long-time friend and employer Pamela Beckles collapsed when Michael Jackson’s Gone Too Soon was played. That set off a wave of wailing as Forde’s friend Suminta Mason also had to be assisted after she too could no longer keep her composure.