Today is the three-year anniversary of my father's departure from this world. In his memory, I helped my housemate build some fence, something Dad did often. Every time I look at my vegetable garden, I think of him. I could use his advice.
I really loved my dad, and I'm glad that he and I were able to spend a fair amount of time together during his final years.
My advice: do all that you can to reach out to the ones you love, to whatever extent you are able. All too soon, they are gone from your lives.