I just realized that I have a story for this thread.
In the past year, staff at my work have had a parent pass away. We didn't compare how many until today.
W, lost his mom unexpectedly.
A, lost her mom after a long illness.
D, lost his mom after a long illness.
C, lost her father after a long illness.
ML, lost her mother.
D, lost her mother unexpectedly.
J, lost her mother unexpectedly.
My friend thinks we should all change jobs. In a department of 60 people, this does seem to be a higher rate than would be expected.
After A, the rest occurred within 8 weeks.