When I texted M that my uncle passed away, he called me from the tailgate and offered to come home. On MSU-UM day, his biggest football game of the year. Wow, he really does love me.
I said it's okay - I'm sad, but I'm okay. Mostly I'm saddest for my wonderful aunt, his wife. I assured him I would call if I changed my mind.
Rest in peace Uncle Hugo.