What do you say instead of “died”?

map-of-americaI often hear that someone passed away or passed, or that someone is dearly departed, because “died” seems so harsh. But what is the most common way to hide that particular word? Here’s an interesting map of what the most common euphemism is for “died” in each part of the United States – note that in some states, bluntness rules.

I’m curious what the words would be in Canada.

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