Family’s heartfelt plea for memories of Caron
Tuesday 25th February 2014 18:00 News Posted by Lisa B

The tragic death of their only daughter has left a Hadfield couple yearning for some happy memories.

MEMORIES: Caron Wild as a young girl with her pony

MEMORIES: Caron Wild as a young girl with her pony

They are desperate to know how the girl everyone remembers as bubbly, friendly and warm hearted, had apparently taken her own life.

Fred and Ann Wild heard the heartbreaking news that Caron had died in an out of the blue phone call at their home on The
Paddock.

It came from grandson Christopher, who with sister Heather, lived with Caron in Towyn, North Wales.

Looking at a picture of Caron, 45, taken when she was a happy go lucky, pony mad child, Ann said: “She was found in a caravan in a closed for the season holiday camp.

“She had taken tablets, it’s so hard to believe.”

In a bid to ease their grief, Ann and Fred, who have two sons Lewis and Antony, are asking Caron’s many friends in Glossopdale, to get in touch with their memories of a girl who everyone liked.

And if they have happy pictures of Caron in her Glossop Pony Club and equestrian days, they would love to have them.

Ann said: “We know she was a happy child and so popular, and people who have written to us and gone on Facebook all say the same.

“They remember her as bubbly and outgoing, someone who always had a smile on her face, who was always willing to help other people.

“We want people to share their happy memories with us – we do not want to think of any dark demons she may have had.”

Caron Wild

Caron Wild

The Wilds moved from Blackley to Hadfield in 1977 when Caron was a child.

She went to nearby St Andrew’s Junior School and onto Glossopdale Community College, then called Glossop Comprehensive.

Many of the friends she made was while attending Carmel Church on Station Road, Hadfield.

She was in a local Brownie pack and a cheerleading group.

“She must have been 11 or 12 when she first wanted a pony,” said Ann, smiling at the memory.

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“We told her she had to get experience for looking after one, so she got in with someone who had a stables in Charlesworth and went up mucking out.”

Ponies Lucy and Folly followed. Caron was in Glossop Pony Club and in a series of golden summers she competed in equestrian events in Glossop, Mottram and further afield.

“She decided she wanted a career working with horses,” said Ann. “She went on a B-Tech course and passed.”

The family thought Caron finally had the world at her feet when at 20, she got a job with a top stables in Hampshire, travelling with the owners to all the big shows.

Caron was a trainee instructor on the threshold of a glittering career.

After 12 months however, she moved to Ruthin, got married and had Christopher and Heather, but it was to end in divorce.

With a new partner and her children, she moved to Towyn, where she died in the middle of last month.

The funeral was at St Peter’s Church, Ruthin, on January 31, after an inquest  had been opened and adjourned.

“We keep thinking she will walk through the door, it has hit us so hard,” said Ann.

If you knew Caron when she lived in Glossopdale, have happy memories of her, and photographs, you can send them to 9 The Paddock, Hadfield, or email [email protected]

“We told her she had to get experience for looking after one, so she got in with someone who had a stables in Charlesworth and went up mucking out,” added Ann.

Ponies Lucy and Folly then followed.

Caron was in Glossop Pony Club and, in a series of golden summers, she competed in equestrian events in Glossop, Mottram and further afield.

“She decided she wanted a career working with horses,” said Ann. “She went on a B-Tech course and passed.”

The family thought Caron finally had the world at her feet when at 20, she got a job with a top stables in Hampshire, travelling with the owners to all the big shows.

Caron was a trainee instructor on the threshold of a glittering career.

After 12 months however, she moved to Ruthin, got married and had Christopher and Heather, but it was to end in divorce.

Then with a new partner, she moved to Towyn, where she died in the middle of last month. The funeral was at St Peter’s Church, Ruthin, on January 31, after an inquest had been opened and adjourned.

“We keep thinking she will walk through the door, it has hit us so hard,” said Ann.

If you knew Caron when she lived in Glossopdale, have happy memories of her, and photographs, you can send them to 9 The Paddock, Hadfield, or email [email protected]

by David Jones