Thank you both. I've been lucky enough that so far in life I haven't experienced any major grief, so this is completely alien territory for me. I just wanted to make a small image to put in a photo frame. I'll try and find one with a window that can be closed. I wouldn't want to hurt him anymore than he already is.
Fortunately when I was speaking to him between my original post and now, I did find out his sister is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. I know they don't get along well and it sounded like he was sort of iffy about going, but at least he does have somewhere to go if he needs it.
What's sort of a "safe" bet as far as food? I was thinking typical "comfort food" such as a casserole or baked mac n' cheese.