My deepest condolences to you and your family... While the death of an immediate family member is never an easy pill to swallow, take solace in knowing he is no longer in pain or suffering from his ailments. Your father was a very courageous man. There are few people who have the fortitude to make the choice to accept dying with dignity and grace. To make a decision such as his, could not have been easy. For not only did he have to consider his own fate, but the impact it would have on those he left behind. The latter i believe was likely the more difficult of the two.. As you mourn his passing, rejoice in his life... For the best memoriam of those who pass before us... is to remember the life they lived. To remember all the little things that made them who they were, is the best fitting respect one can give..