Sounds like part of him lives on in you. Sure he was proud to leave you his cover-alls. I believe nothing makes passing easier than being able to see the good you left behind. Because of him there is one more person like you in the world. To him I am thankful, we need more good people around.
So sorry, Mark. Having just gone through the loss of my mother two weeks ago, I know how you must be feeling at this time. Like the other guys have said, you still have the memories and those loved ones are always with us. Bets regards.