An article from Forbes online says there are four tasks to complete before death:

  1. Estate planning- who gets what and how, who carries out the terms of your will. A surprising number of people who need to do planning postpone it, sometimes until it’s too late. Nothing is more chaotic than leaving it to the next generation to sort out.
  2. Life and health- prepare an advance healthcare directive or living will to explain how you want your final illness to be handled.
  3. Bury the hatchet- Reach out and reconcile, repair bonds that have severed.
  4. Bucket list- If there are things you want to do, get busy doing them.