My Uncle Roger passed away this morning. He had a very short lived struggle with lung cancer, it took him quickly. He went into a coma last night and died this morning at 8:15. He never was a smoker, but did work in the copper mines in Upper Michigan. He would have been 65 this year. My dad (who is 77 years old) is now the only one left of 7 children.
The phrase is Finnish for Goodbye, Uncle, you will be missed we love you.
My father's family came from Karvia, Finland in the early 1900s.