Right before making love to his wife Carter (Morgan Freeman) begins convulsing on the floor. His wife walks from the bathroom in her lingerie to find him. He is taken to the hospital but dies.
Edward (Jack Nicholson) decides to finish the list in his own way. One of the things he does is reunite himself with his daughter and meet his granddaughter.
Edward dies climbing up the mountain that both men wanted to climb earlier but couldn't because of weather conditions.
Edward's ashes are buried at the peak in an old coffee can beside Carter's ashes on the peak. They lie underneath a tiny rock structure to keep them in place.