Time with a loved one before the funeral is an opportunity to say goodbye.

While viewing is a very personal decision, it often helps people come to terms with the reality of a loved one’s death. This can aid in the grieving process and help begin to bring closure.

Viewing is also a time when family and friends may wish to place keepsakes or mementos in the casket.

In our experience, children frequently benefit from an opportunity to view a loved one – to say farewell and participate in funeral preparations.