Certainly he has plenty to offer.
In the winter of 1994, rather suddenly, I found myself widowed. With a ten year-old son and a thirteen year-old daughter
"She’s left huge shoes for me to fill when I become a mother someday."
Knowing that part of Evelyn is still alive and walking around in four women brings me a great deal of comfort, as does the thought that I might meet them one day.
Many people have not lost someone close. They want to help and take the pain away, but they haven't experienced grief and often say what makes those who are grieving feel worse. These are some of the phrases I heard after my wife died. If you're inclined to say them to someone who is grieving, do this instead -- ask how the person is doing, and listen.