This has such an excellent structure, and has great rythmn and rhyme! It is such a difficult subject to pull off a plausible verse or poem about, and yet you have done it marvelously! The Victorian way is to mourn death, although it is celebrated by many of different faiths, as a celebration of one's life and of passing to a better, spiritual world. You have addressed the subject of life ending with honor, yet in a spirit of celebrating having lived. Amazing, and I applaud your skill, your talent, and confidence!!
I don't know why but I really like the poems with a simple yet deep message like this. They just seem to strike a chord deep within. And of course like always the rhyming is great and the flow is smooth. Good job. I enjoy reading your stuff.