Death is an amazing thing. I did a funeral last week of a man who was 90 and family flew from the other end of the world to be here. His wife of some years unfortunately has Alzheimer's and one can only hope she took in some of what was going on. They had had a couple of tender moments in the days leading up to the death, but in such circumstances...one mentally diminished and the other under a great deal of end-of-life stress...you just trust that we do what we can.
It always seems to me that if we overcome our fear of the process then it is open to rich possibilities.