My father-in-law died on January 31. It was a Thursday, He always looked forward to dinner and cards with his siblings on Thursday. He died with them. It was perfect. No suffering and with people he loved. He hadn't been well for two years.
My mother passed away January 13, 2013 at age 88. Had no idea I would miss her so much; she was just always there for me. Yes, she had a long, mostly good life. But she's left such a hole in my life; it's hard to fill.