Condolence: We are so sorry to read about your loss. No doubt fond memories give a measure of comfort, but why do we have to experience such lingering grief? Many have found the answer at jw. org. At the top right of the page type in search: “Why do people die?” After reading this, next type in “What happens after death?” We hope that these realistic and comforting answers are a real source of encouragement to you during such a painful time in your life.