Viewing a Loved One

There can be nothing more personal than choosing to spend time and view someone who has died. There are so many factors that will determine this decision and so many factors that will determine the validity of viewing the person you love.

If the death has occurred suddenly, or if you have been away prior to the passing, then viewing the person who has died not only can be cathartic, but can be a real need.

Alternatively, if you have spent recent days, weeks or months visiting, caring or just being with a loved one as they experience their final days, the need to see them again after their death may not be as strong as if that time hadn’t been spent.

What is important when viewing a loved one is to remember that there are no solid rules that dictate what you should or shouldn’t do. We all grieve differently and with different needs.

The family funeral directors at Academy Funerals can talk through these issues and decisions with you to help you make the right decisions for you and your family.

If we can help in any way, or you are in need of advice or just a voice to talk through, please call us at Academy Funerals and we will be honoured to help.