Viewing is a very personal experience. It is an individual choice on whether or not you wish to view your loved one. People often comment later on how it helped them in their grieving process and gain acceptance that a loved one has passed away. Some people wish to spend time at the funeral home but it is becoming more accepted to have your loved one at home in a familiar surroundings, until the funeral.
What To Do If Someone Dies
This depends on the manner of death, but if the death occurs at a nursing home or hospital, all you have to do is call your funeral director for advice and assistance. If the death occurs at home, you should always call a doctor first. Then call your funeral director for advice and assistance.
NOTE: It is important that if the police are involved in a sudden death they engage their contracted funeral home, it is to transfer the deceased from the place of death only.
It is still, however the family’s right to contact their chosen funeral director to attend to all other arrangements.
Embalming is not compulsory.
Embalming is done to ensure a more natural appearance of the deceased, and is done to ensure disinfection and preservation during the funeral period, especially if family are travelling and there may be some delay to the service.
The Cost of a Funeral
This depends entirely on the family’s choices that are made, such as choice of casket, flowers, newspaper notices, cemetery or cremation fees and catering. Please talk to us so we can provide a service to suit both your needs and financial circumstances.
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