I have taken two things from the events of the last weeks.
Firstly, tell people now what you think about them. In a good way I mean. At funerals everyone says such lovely things about the deceased it's such a shame they're not here to hear it. So I resolve to try to remember to encourage and raise up people.
Secondly, ask questions now. You won't get a chance to ask when the person is dead so find out as much as you can about family and the person's history. That way you won't be surprised when at the funeral it's revealed that your uncle was involved in the D-Day landings. Or when you get an email from an old friend of your uncle's who says, 'Of course you know he was a commando?'