The decision of whether or not anyone is to visit the deceased is a personal one. Many people take comfort from seeing the deceased at rest and private visitation rooms are available at all of our funeral homes. You may wish to have the deceased at your own home, this can be facilitated and should be discussed with your funeral director
Services we provide
Care of the Deceased
The use of the cold room facility for up to 20 days and as and when required, staff to assist with the examination by doctor, provision of a Gown with frill, coffining and gowning the deceased or dressing in their own clothes in preparation for the funeral. This does not include hygienic treatment, embalming or viewing facilities.
Preparation of the Deceased
Preparation of the deceased including, hygienic treatment or embalming when necessary and practical and the use of our washing facilities by the family to prepare the deceased when it is customary for religious or cultural reasons.
Use of a Visitation Room
We normally supply a visitation room for up to three days, but can willingly extend this in terms of the number of days and hours each day. Our comprehensive office list means viewing can take place across our trading area. This includes the provision of an attendant for visitation by appointment during normal office hours to accompany visitors to view the deceased or to spend time.
Once again we will be on hand to support you in making this decision and when you visit the deceased if this is your wish.