When someone close to you is dying, it can be challenging to watch him or her slowly accommodate to this period in his or her life. However, you can gain closure and feel better about the situation if you choose to say goodbye to the individual. There are a couple of ways you can do so.
The New York Times suggested saying the obvious, even if you'd rather say something more unique and creative. A simple "I love you" or "I miss you" can go a long way when it comes to coping with the passing of a loved one. On a similar note, it's a good idea to say it sooner rather than later. Don't put off this critical part of the grieving process - you may not know when he or she will move on.
HelpGuide also encouraged coming together with your friends and family during this critical time in your lives. Doing so can make it easier for you to get through the matter, and you'll give the individual plenty of love in the process.