The hardest part was probably K'vurah -- the traditional burial. In Jewish custom, family and friends fill in the grave (incidentally, my Mother hates this custom). But, in all honesty, it's supposed to be the hardest part.
I did finally get to meet mystikbabe at Shiv'ah. It's a shame we didn't get to meet under better circumstances.
And now I'm off again -- this time to see n0thingman be officially seated as one of The Co-op's Board Members.