An absence of decency

It was the absence of human decency at its most basic level. A lack of appreciation of what loss means to children, to a partner, the absence of being connected to the grief of others, a lack of feeling about the devastation that death -- violent and unexpected death -- can visit on a family. A young family carrying the void for more than 20 years of fatherly love, guidance and advice.

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