My Mum, and my Nan, both admirable Women, who had both been through War, loss, and much suffering, emotionally and physically, then beat any adversity, and emerged without malice or a bad word to say about anyone, both suffered painful drawn out deaths from Cancer.
Well, I'm sorry, but that said nothing about the way they lived. It's a very unpleasant business for all concerned. People don't get the death they earn, or deserve. They just get death. The form it takes rarely has anything to do with the life they lived.