My wonderful friend back in Canada, Melissa, wrote a really lovely eulogy for an old woman who started out as a babysitter, and became a family member over time.
It is a beautiful tribute, and also a touching expression of the way family extends so far beyond the narrow bounds of blood relation, and love supercedes any other relation, or lack thereof, between humans.
Go read it, and extend a bit of support, if you wish, I suppose.
Sorry you have to miss your Grandma Kadie, Mel. Thanks for sharing her with us.