There are many words that we use to talk about death and dying. We say that someone is gone, departed, passed on, died, left, etc. We talk about losing someone, that they have went on. These words and terms are what we say and hear when someone has died; words used to describe and bring comfort.
Whatever way you choose to talk about the death of a loved one or friend, the pain remains the same, the emptiness is just as great. Words cannot change the situation, but they can bring comfort. However you say it, the choice is yours.
It is your grief…your pain…no one else’s. Let no one take that from you.