Sorry for your loss. When my mom passed away, we allowed the dog to get up next to her, smell her, and kiss her. She was my mom's dog and has done very well since my mom passed. Maybe saying good bye was a good thing.
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD