It is normal practice that an small obituary (only) is placed into the magazine within a month - I guess this can be added at a late stage at the publishers. There is a fairly long lead time for fuller articles to be pubished - editorial space etc. Clearly his sad passing in the Christmas standdown adds a further delay. As other posters have said, the appropriate people need to craft a fitting tribute and the family approve any publication. This can take a while in what is a very delicate time.
I would presume something may appear in the March edition if it is going to happen. I appreciate the OPs sentiments but probably best not to get too wound up as it achieves little. Whatever happens he will be well remembered by those who knew him. RIP