My Dad passed away 8 months to the day after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 14 years ago. I was fortunate to take care of him the last week of his life and be with him when he passed.
After spending time with him and saying our goodbyes, we opened and started following the instructions in his Trust. He had made all the arrangements and taken care of everything.
This allowed us to mourn his loss and not left to try to figure-out or guess what he would have wanted. Plus, there was no Probate.
My Dad was a caring and responsible man, and in his death his Living Trust allowed his legacy to remain intact.