Should there be a viewing?
Only you and your loved ones can decide if a viewing is appropriate. There is no right way or wrong way to honor those who have died. Families often choose to have a viewing because:
* When someone we care about dies, we often have a very basic human need to see them and say “good-bye.” A viewing is the most personal and effective way to do this.
* Denial is a natural part of the grieving process. A viewing can help loved ones accept the death as “real” and begin the process of moving forward.
* A viewing can be a chance for family and friends to individually say good-bye, each in their own private way.
* Viewings are often held regardless of whether there will be a burial or cremation. Because of their important role in the grieving process, viewings should always be considered before final disposition of the body.
Disfigurement and Viewings
Our experienced staff may need to surgically repair disfiguring injuries in order to have a viewing. There may be some injuries that exceed the capabilities of our staff. We will evaluate the injuries, decide if repair for viewing is possible and then perform the repair if you wish