Waggle, very sorry to hear of your family's loss. I lost my niece to cancer at Holloween this year. I think there is great comfort knowing that God has a final place for us all, and those who have passed before us will be there waiting with their arms out and a smile on their faces. Here are two Bible passages that I love:
Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters I will be with thee, and through the rivers, they will not overflow thee, when thou walkest through the fire thou shall not be burned, neither shall the flames kindle upon thee.
This next one has special meaning as it relates to PA and my brother.
Deuteronomy 8:7 for the Lord God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills.