I know how it is when the Patriarch (or in my case the Matriarch) of the clan passes on. At first it seems as though the clan itself dies and the traditions that went with it are gone. When my grandmother passed on, it seemed as if this happened in my family so I understand. Someone ussually steps up and takes over as Patriarch/Matriarch though and the clan traditions continue. You seem to be the new clan chief and seem to be doing well filling the shoes. Keep it up!