Preparation of the Deceased

What is the purpose of  Embalming?

Embalming is an essential service undertaken by qualified professional embalmers. Without embalming, nature begins to take its course very soon after death. To enable family and friends to view and spend time with the deceased without unpleasantness and without risk to health, whatever the cause of death, we carry out this careful medical procedure unless a specific request is made by the family not to do so.

Image by Jeffrey  Workman
Image by Sam Moqadam

What should the deceased wear?

Before you would like to spend time with your loved one we will ask you to bring in clothing that you wish for them to wear. Casual or formal to suit the person concerned. 

Normally we would dress the person and place them in the casket. But if you wish to help in this process then you are more than welcome.