Son died, should elderly father be told
I am new to the forum and this is my first post.
I would be very grateful for your thoughts on my moral dilemma.
This week, my young uncle has passed away from cancer. It was all very sudden as he had only been diagnosed 2 months earlier.
My mother has travelled overseas to be with my uncle to support him at this time, and regrettably to attend the funeral.
My grandfather (uncles father) lives in a different country to his son, is 90 years of age, and has heart problems. Issues with his heart arise during times of stress.
My mother, upon her return, has decided it best not to inform my grandfather of his sons sudden death (at this point in time anyway), for fear he will have a heart attack upon hearing the news.
Although this also concerns me and I do understand her reasoning for this decision, I feel uneasy keeping this important news from my grandfather.
Your advice and thoughts would be much appreciated, thank you in advance.