Preparation of the Deceased / Embalming

Preparation of the deceased usually consists of embalming and dressing of the remains. Embalming has become a regular/necessary step in funeral arrangements. Embalming are performed by our fully qualified and certified embalmers.

The purpose of embalming is to preserve the body of the deceased for the purposes of viewing in a funeral home or in a home. Embalming delays the natural decay that takes place after someone passes away, and can help to restore a more lifelike appearance. In addition to embalming, we wash and dress the remains, usually in their own clothes, although some people prefer to use a habit or shroud. If the deceased normally wore personal items, such as glasses, jewellery, or makeup, then we advise that they have these items when viewing takes place.

Simple preparation consists of washing and dressing, but without embalming.