My Mom passed away a few days ago. It wasn't unexpected since we knew last year that the lung cancer she was in remission from for twelve years had returned. Mom was a trooper these last few months, referring to her life as a great adventure, and that this was just another part of that adventure.
There will be no services per her request, and per her request her remains will be scattered at sea next spring. And as she heads out on her last adventure, she will be wearing her beloved Sharks jersey.