Each of my parents has one sister, and each sister is married.
My aunt on my mom's side lost her husband, my Uncle Bill, last week. The funeral will be this week and Kevin and I are going up for it.
In some ways, it was a terrible time for my aunt and uncle. Bill had a terrible foot infection, resulting in an amputation of part of his leg, which then morphed into additional heart problems and breathing problems and infection.
It took 7 weeks from the point of realizing he needed medical attention for his leg to his death. Seven really tough difficult weeks.
On the other hand, he was a devout Christian and he was ready to go home. It is very hard for those left behind, of course especially my aunt. They were married for more than 3 decades.
I'm thankful he is with Jesus, sad for those left behind.