My lovely father in law died on Sunday. Completely out of the blue with no warning. We had spent all day Saturday with him, gone to the park, had lunch outside in the sunshine and left about 8pm with plans to see him next week. He went to bed and just didn't wake up in the morning. He had an instant massive heart attack during the night. He was only 63 and the fittest person I know running half marathons regularly. Life is really not fair sometimes.
Explaining to the children has been hard. I have used this book before and it is fantastic for explaining loss and grief and remembering people to really young children. Does anyone have any other suggestions?