I'm so sorry for your loss.
People who haven't had a bird in their lives just don't understand. For the record, I've loved and lost many animals, and losing my budgie last fall was the worst loss of all, bar none. There was a bond with my birdie that was extra special, and budgies are so fragile that you worry over them in ways you never worry about a dog or cat.
You gave Dink a happy life, and he will always be with you.
RIP, Dink. Fly high and watch over your friends who love you until you are reunited again.