It was a shock despite us being divorced for over 40 years. My son from that marriage phoned me with the news of Sandra's death a couple of days ago, followed by my daughter's phone call.
Sandra was one of 5 siblings. The other 4 are still JW's. It seems unlikely that any will attend the funeral. I shall attend, as will Sandra's non- JW last husband.
I'm not attending purely to support our kids either. You can't be that close to someone, even if it was only for a few years, and then write them out of existence entirely. I'm going to attend because I want to.