When Dad passed away, I had a dream the night after. He had the habit of beckoning to me with his hand and would say come here lovely when he wanted to talk to me. He did this in the dream vision. He was dressed in Roman toga style white clothing and sandles. We stood on a marbled verandah with huge marble columns, the vista was of a garden was filled with beautiful flowering plants. We sat down on the steps and Dad turned to me and said this. "Everything is going to be alright". That was the end of the vision.
I rang Mum to tell her about it and she said that she and my eldest brother had the same dream down to the last detail. It was Dad's way of reassuring us that he was at peace and for us not to worry. I was never really close to my father, he lived his life apart from us mostly as he had his own social network, played bowls, drank and smoked heavily. I guess deep down that the love bond we did share made it important to him that I got the reassurance I needed.
I did tell him before he passed to see a doctor immediately but he ignored me, I sensed his impending death. I found out after he passed away that he had a heart condition for several years and his bad habits of a lifetime took him earlier then it should have. He didn't want us to worry. He did try to take steps towards the end to change his lifestyle and quality of life but the damage had already been done unfortunately. We all make our own choices sometimes we realize our mistake too late.