We use a lot of euphemisms when we talk about death, you know? People say things like, "You know, I lost my father." "Ah he'll turn up!" You gotta stay optimistic with people like that - give 'em reason to hope. "Have you checked the dumpster out back? He used to like to take a nap in there."
Mello: You can't blame yourself, L. He's in a better place.
Fluttershy's Dad: Where is she?
Princess Luna: Be at ease, Sundown. She is at peace.
Fluttershy's Dad: (cold stare)
Princess Luna: (recoiling) Have I spoken wrongly? Do ponies not wish each other to be "at peace" in this day?
"All our euphemisms have some such problem. 'Departed' sounds as if he caught the afternoon train. 'No longer with us' may suggest that he ran off with someone else. And even 'in a better place' makes some people think of their favorite resorts."
"You mustn't think of my leaving you as a sad thing, because I don't. I think of it as an adventure. Look, we all knew we weren't going to stay together forever. That's not what life is about. Cry if you must, but I assure you when I pass through that Golden Gate, I will be smiling."
— Frasier, breaking the news to his family that he's moving to San Francisco