Chip, I just noticed this thread. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. As one who has lost both parents and all their grandparents, I know this is not something we wish to endure, but endure we must. They would want us to go on and enjoy life as much as possible. So, enjoy a pot of tea in his honor once in a while and remember all the good times. (insert kitty hugs here)
My condolences to you and your family, Chip. I hope you've been able to spend this time with people you love. The best way to honor a loved-one's passing is to keep living life to the fullest and keep alive and cherish the good memories and stories of the time you had together. I wish you all the strength and love you need through this tough time.