Embalming & Mortuary Care
The care of your loved one is extremely important to us. We will at all times maintain the highest standards of dignity and reverence toward your loved one.
Embalming and mortuary care is something that we will discuss with you at the time of making funeral arrangements to seek your informed consent in respect of the procedure you are most comfortable with.
The type of mortuary procedure performed will depend on your preferences, your consent supplied, and taking into account any health or legal requirements.
Every person who is in our care will be given the respect of our minimum procedure of at least washing, dressing and preparation for whatever service has been chosen by the family.
If your loved one will be remaining in our care with a viewing at the funeral home or at the funeral service, we can conduct a partial embalming.
This process is designed to improve the general appearance of the person who has died and allow family and friends to spend time with them to say goodbye.
Full embalming is performed to slow down the natural processes of decay and to sanitise the body to allow extensive viewings or for the deceased person to be transported to the family home for an extended period.
Embalming fluids are introduced into the body’s circulatory system which allows for complete and thorough sanitation.
Who Does The Embalming?
Jason Killick is a qualified embalmer and member of the Australian Institute of Embalming. Jason has twenty six years experience in the science and art of embalming.
All of our embalming is conducted by Jason. On occasions, Jason may be accompanied by a student embalmer.
Is Embalming Required By Law?
In most situations, embalming is not required by law. It is often selected by families for cultural reasons and is becoming more widely accepted in Australia.
In some situations, embalming will be legally required. The situations can include in cases of Repatriation (Returning a loved one home internationally or Interstate) or when someone is to be buried in an above ground vault (Mausoleum)
“Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people,
their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals.”
– Sir William Ewart Gladstone.