My name is Julie. I created this blog at the end of 2020 for my dad who died from cancer as an obituary and to gather family members together for his memorial. The timing was at the height of COVID-19, we had to hold two sessions. One was a live funeral limited to just family members, the second was an online funeral session to include members in other areas who were unable to attend. Even though, the funeral has long passed,
I wanted to leave this page as a reflection of what happens when a loved one passes.
The purpose for this blog is to share lessons learned regarding what to do when someone passes away.
On October 28, 2020, I received a call from my father’s wife that my dad had cancer and was terminal in the hospital. Over the next month, my father passed away, and two weeks later, his wife also passed away from cancer. I was caught off guard. As a result, many questions and urgent priorities had to be taken care of quickly. When my father was transferred to hospice and subsequently pronounced dead, the nurse asked me, “What do you want me to do with the body?” I realized I didn’t know what to do.