Said the same exact words. Nothing anyone can say will be able to convey what they truly feel for you. With you by his side everything will come to pass. My mother had the same characteristics, dying of colon cancer but mad at you for missing work to see her.
I'm still not a religious person, but I know for a fact God exists. I can prove it by the way I feel when I think about her. May your days be blessed and moments remembered.