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You could explain that Grandpa was very sick and that medicine couldn't make him better. We explained with the loss of our dog that now his body isn't hurting anymore, and that even though we can't see him, we can talk to him and think about him whenever we need to. Also, let your girls see that you, your DH, other family members are sad, that it's OK to be upset and to miss someone that you loved.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Depends on your views, we're Catholic so my kids know when you die you go to heaven and we'll join them when we die. Do what you're comfortable with. ((hugs))
Ditto. It sounds like you believe in God and Heaven so let them know that is where grandpa went and that one day you will be together again. Kids don't need complex explanations. We talk to our kids about God and Heaven all the time and learn about it in school, so if your girls are familiar with these terms (at least Ellie, the older), it should be okay. I am so sorry for your family's loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. When my Grandma died, my girls were two and three and we said what was mentioned here. Mia was okay, and Addy was fine with the explanation but kept saying she was sad that Great Grandma died or that she missed her. Addy still will occasionally say that, but she was really close with her.