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FAQs: Embalming

1. What is embalming?
 
2. Is embalming necessary?
 

Question #1What is embalming?
Answer:Embalming is the temporary disinfection, preservation, and restoration of the body. During the embalming process, the body is washed and dressed and cosmetics are applied.

Question #2Is embalming necessary?
Answer:If the body has to be transported to a country that requires embalming, then yes, it is necessary. Otherwise the decision is up to you. Some religious traditions forbid embalming. If your religion allows it, we recommend embalming if there is a long wait before burial or cremation.

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MacKay Funeral Home 1652692 Ontario Inc. | 416 Dibble St. West P.O. Box 1239 | PRESCOTT, ON K0E 1T0 | Fax: (613) 925-5028 | Email: tim.mackay@mackayfuneralhome.com