Even though we know it's inevitable nothing can prepare us for the loss of a parent. In time the sorrow and the tears will give way to fond memories and wry smiles.
I remember how afraid I was of your father when I was courting you back in our teens, yet how welcomed he made me feel at the same time.
Your Dad was a commanding individual who will be revered by many. You should be very proud to be his daughter.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.