How do you tell a 4 1/2 year old that someone passed away? On Friday while he was camping with his papa, my grandmother passed away. He knew her, and saw her pretty often, she was living with my mother. So not telling him as my dad suggested isnt going to cut it. My mother just told me to tell him she went to heaven to live with the angels, which doesnt sound half bad...except the catch of, we are not religous in my house hold, and DS's knowledge of Heaven doesnt extend past "all dogs go to heaven." He isnt attending the visitiation bc I dont want to scare him, but on saturday (she is being creamated) I am going to take him to the memorial service. Any suggestions?