What is the journey? Three have terminal progressions. All three were "hunks" in their own way for much of their lives. All three could make me laugh in a silly way. They all are strong men. Now all three are thin and...small. I see fail hands, thin skin and painful looks. All three continue to smile from time to time.
The journey is long for all of them and for those of us who care for them. Sometimes the end journey is the most difficult.