This is my mom's obituary I sent out to friends shortly after her funeral.
It's terrible to send this news. My mother passed away at around 2 am, on April 30, only hours after she was taken to the ER and the ICU. She had had a fall in her house the previous evening and hurt her head, which led to multiple organ failures very quickly. She was strong enough to overcome cervical cancer 30 years ago and then breast cancer 8 years ago, both times undaunted and successful. But the increasing illnesses in the past few years had shrunken her courage, and the series of surgery since last December had weakened her already frail body. She must have been unable or even unwilling to endure any more. My heart aches to remember all the pain she had suffered before this happened, and my guilt of adding to her pain with my own recent illness will haunt me forever. But we take small consolation in that she didn't suffer too much or too long in her departure and that her transition at the final moment was surprisingly peaceful. We sent her back to earth on May 2, deep in sorrow yet hopeful that her energy will enrich and beautify nature in more ways than our limited understanding can imagine. Please join me in wishing her well, now that her tiring journey in this world is finally over.
A shorter notice had been sent, or a phone call made, to a couple of friends the day she died. My sincerest thanks to all those who have been unsparing in their warm sympathy and condolences. Special thanks to those who came to pay repect to her at the funeral home. On seeing her photo, many complimented mother for her beauty. She would have liked it very much. She loved it when people told her she was beautiful.