Google as added an option to instruct what to do with your account after you are no longer using it. We'll probably start seeing this more and more. I have a friend that has something similar setup that if he doesn't check into, it emails his family account information to access his online things. I also have an Uncle that let his kids/grandkids have access to his FB account after he passed to post pictures of the grandkids to and things on his behalf. It was a bit creepy at first seeing posts on his page after he was gone, but I understand that he had lots of contacts that wanted to stay in touch with the family.