My paternal grandmother passed away a little over a week ago, November 18, 2016. She was 96.
It was her time, and as much as I was saddened to see her go, I was also relieved that she was not suffering here anymore. She did have cancer, and she was in pain. What little improvements I saw when I last visited were minor victories for us, not for her. Maybe she fought through the pain for a few weeks to be able to interact with everyone. Just to say goodbye.
I am just very happy that I managed to visit her a few weeks before her passing. I was glad she waved goodbye to me that time and I was glad I was there in her wake and in her funeral.
You will be missed, say "Hi" to Lolo Pabling for me. Also to Lola Berting and Lolo Turing in case you see them.