Chris's father died this morning, sometime between 10 and 11 o'clock.
Both she and her mum are coping, although it'll take time for the reality to sink in. Even now, we can see God looking after us in it. For example I was working from home today - quite unusual - and received the call here while Chris was out. Chris's mobile was out of charge, so she didn't get a nasty shock in public. It was also quick and relatively peaceful, when it might have been slow and humiliating.
As I've said once or twice before, life will NEVER be the same for us again.