My stepfather’s mother passed away. She was old and sadly at the end of her life living in a nursing home. She passed in her sleep, which was good that she was not in pain. My stepfather however is not doing so well. He is an only child and besides my mother and her kids (aka my brothers and I) he feels like he has no one left. He does have cousins and some family, but I can’t imagine being the last of your immediate family. He has no kids of his own from his previous marriage and none with my mom. I feel for him. I told him that we would take care of him if anything happened to my mom. I hope he feels some comfort in knowing that.