Dear friends. My husband is much better now. planning to go to India shortly.In the meanwhile I had one more shocker my dear father passed away on thursday early morning.We were planning to leave immediately. But my 2 brothers in law in Chennai asked not to travel immediately as my husband 's health would be affected if he travelled with this emotional stress.They proceeded with the last rites.My brother had stayed with my father for 10 days and had reached Canada only on wednesday.My father never believed in keeping in an ice box and wanted to be cremated as early as possible.the day he died was thaipoosam and his riuals were performed at the right muhurtha.He was great man and immense source of strenght to all of us.He always had very positive attitude towards life and he always believed in helping people in whatever way he could. He was immensely happy when someone became a grand parent and gave them the placard"happiness is being a grandparent.My relations were amazed at the crowd of people half of them whon no one has seen.He died an instant death.In and each every problem for many people he was there to help.My real regret is that i could not see him.But i know that had been alive he would not have allowed my husband to travel with this emotional stress.I am slowly trying to get over the grief.Iknow it would take me avery very long time being the youngest in the family and living in madras for the past 16 years where my parents also live.But at this juncture I remember my dear father's words"sorrow of the world passes away like a shadow of death...................Thank u all for ur patient reading.