I thought that this letter was very well written and expressed a genuineness towards the reader. I particularly thought the final paragraph was very good and important to say. I do however think that the word death should be avoided as it is quite jarring to read. A softer term would be welcome in this case. Overall I feel the letter is very dignified.
Lanard's Comments Thanks for the comment. I'll take your advice and replace the word "death" with a softer word.