I spent some weeks as a language student in France. When I left my home my grandfather was seriously ill. During my time in France his health was getting better and better as I was told via mails and mobile phone. He was over 85 years old, he experienced the WWII. I was his youngest grandchild, but also the least favourite one, maybe because I was religious while all my family is atheist.
Just before Easter I had a dream about him. He and some people from my family, which I couldn't exactly recognize, were standing, talking to each other or walking in the wayside near forest. I also was there, but no one paid any attention to me, like I wasn't there. Granny was roaming in the forest, where some old bunkers left as remains of WWII. I felt sad when observing him. I felt that the end was near. I knew he loved walking in the woods and mushrooming and fishing. I saw him in places he loved but still I was sad. Then I saw my grandmother, his wife. I don't know why but at this moment I knew grandpa had died. My grandmother said she would take care of everything and start digging a grave for him. That surprised me a lot because she was also very old and had poor health. The grave was still so shallow and I thought why no one was helping her when she had three sons and plenty of grandchildren, this digging would surely long for ages. Then I woke up.
Only a few days later grandfather really died at the hospital. But no one from my family did not want to tell me this while I was staying abroad, so I got known this a month later after I had come back home. My grandmother really took care of grandpa, who was cremated and his dust in now in my grandma's house. It is because the family tomb is already full and my family had to ask for official permission to dig lower and put my granny's dust there. So in fact the grave is being dug for 3 months.
I don't know why I dreamt about him. I'm a Catholic and before I left I had asked God to free my grandfather from his pains. I did not much care he did not like much, I forgave him. I am happy God took him to himself and granny's pain is over.