The main thing to remember when you hear about someone’s passing is to show care. Whether you knew the person personally or not, it is still important to show respect. If the person who told you the news is comfortable speaking about it, you can ask how the person passed away. If they are not comfortable, step back and let them tell you when they are ready. It may be hard to accept that someone is gone, so it is vital to surround yourself with people who also cared for the deceased one so you can share stories and remember the good while preparations for a funeral are made.