Preparation of the deceased

Care of the Body/Embalming

Gaynor’s Funeral Directors are committed to caring for the remains of your loved one in a dignified and respectful manner. Paul is a trained embalmer and personally cares for the body of the deceased affording a sense of consolation to the bereaved family by restoring a life like appearance to the body of the deceased. 

Embalming combines the sanitation and preservation of the body. This allows the deceased to be presented with natural colouring and the absence of odour and any other unpleasant changes which would otherwise naturally follow soon after death or if a death occurred under tragic circumstances.  The whole process normally takes two to four hours and enables family and friends of the deceased to spend precious time in the presence of the remains before the funeral. This can often play a vital part in helping to deal with the great loss which has been experienced. 

Many families prefer their loved one to wear their own clothes, uniform or religious habit and, on occasion, items of jewellery. It is important that the deceased is dressed as people would remember them in life. Also the provision of a photo will guide Paul on how the person would look and wear their hair style and makeup.