Mortuary Care at our Premises
Our premises have been specifically designed to provide a comfortable, homely space for you and your community to spend as much time as you need with your person. You can also have a vigil at home if that would feel more comfortable. A vigil is quiet observance/honouring, to ‘be with’ your person (pray, chant, sit with or whatever your cultural custom) for a period of time determined by your and your family’s needs.
While embalming is not always necessary, we can offer this service. Embalming is a process using chemicals to preserve a person’s body, delaying decomposition. It is usually only necessary when a body is buried aboveground in a mausoleum, crypt or vault, when being repatriated overseas or interstate, or when burial or cremation will be delayed.
Please refer to the Resources section under Care for the Body, outlining ceremonial washing.