My FIL passed away at the end of October, then in November DH was involved in a car accident. At the beginning of December, my SIL nearly died from a hemorrhage while in the operating room, and now today, our aunt passed away. Technically, she was my DH's aunt, but she was special to me and was very my auntie too.
Auntie was a woman with a lot of energy, vitality, and she loved Christmas and all the family getting together. I will always remember her for the warm bear hugs she always gave us in greeting.