Family of Caroline Everest pay tribute to their ‘treasured, perfect daughter’

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The heartbroken family of Caroline Everest who was found dead in Sheffield last month have paid tribute to their ‘treasured, perfect daughter.’

Caroline, 18, known as Carrie by her family and friends, has been remembered after her body was discovered in a river in Summerfield Street on November 24.

She had been reported missing after leaving the Corporation nightclub on Sunday November 22.

Her family have released new photographs of Caroline as well as a statement, in which they give thanks for the ‘overwhelming’ support of others since the death of their ‘little star.’

They said: “We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for all the tremendous support we have received during this difficult time. It has been fundamentally every parent’s nightmare.

“Carrie was a thoughtful girl and she cared deeply about her friends and family. She tried so hard to organise her life and the things she wanted to do. She was a young woman with such a strong appetite for living and participating in everything she did. He friends, colleagues, fellow students, all appreciated her willingness to help others, to do everything she could do to make a difference.

As police continue to investigate of Caroline’s death her family said that in life she was a keen dancer.

“Carrie began dancing with the City Limits dance centre when she was four years old. She loved every style of dance; Latin, ballroom, freestyle, ballet, tap, and most recently had been training for Competition Ballroom. She thoroughly enjoyed the performances, shows and exams. This was also evident in her enthusiastic involvement in the Walkley Ebenezer Amateur Dramatics Society annual pantomime, which she had been involved in for the last five years.

“Carrie made an impact on everyone she had ever met. From nursery to Walkley Primary and Junior School, King Edward VII to City College and finally to Sheffield Hallam University. Her persistence in trying to find part-time work was phenomenal – first volunteering at Dr Barnardo’s charity shop, which then gave her the retail experience she needed to secure a part-time post with B&M stores. Everywhere Carrie went, her colleagues, managers and friends were all full of admiration for her.

Her family also thanked the public for the support they had shown in the aftermath of Caroline’s tragic death.

They said:“The response to her death – the cards, messages and memories people have shared with us has been overwhelming and her friends on social media have been a great comfort to us in our hour of need.

“For her mum and dad, for her brother and sister, for the extended family of which she was so integral a part, there is a deep sense of loss that is so very, very painful. Caroline gave us so much pleasure and she was so loved, so treasured, that we will carry her memory with us every minute of every day for the rest of our lives. Carrie was a very precious young woman, enthusiastic and caring, loving and genuine. She was always thinking of others and how she could help them. Her radiant smile, marvellous sense of humour and warm-hearted nature made her the perfect daughter, a girl who had so much to give and so much to live for.

“She is now dancing through eternity. Fly high little star.”