ARRANGING A FUNERAL
VISITING LOVED ONES
Handling grief is a very personal process and there is no right or wrong way to deal with it. It is always entirely up to you whether you want to visit your loved one. Deighan’s Funeral Parlour is always happy to discuss this decision with you based on our many years of experience.
Many people feel that visiting before the funeral to say goodbye to those we love can be helpful as part of the grieving process. However, it is also understandable that not everyone will want to see their loved one once they have passed away and this is a perfectly natural choice. If you don’t wish to visit the chapel, we can place any items in the coffin on your behalf.
Chapel of Rest
If you decide that you would like to visit your loved one, we have private rooms at each of our funeral homes in Horwich and Adlington. You are welcome to spend as much time as you like in our peaceful rooms that can also be personalised with music, photographs or flowers.
Visiting the Chapel of Rest and spending time with a closed coffin is also an option, particularly if you are concerned about the lasting memory you will retain of your loved one.
How we care for your loved ones
When a loved one comes into the care of Deighan’s Funeral Parlour, we acknowledge the level of trust that is being placed in us, and we pledge to care for them with dignity and respect, in the same way that we would if they were a member of our own family.
We feel that it is important that we are open and honest about what goes on behind the scenes, as this can be shrouded in mystery. If you have any questions about how your loved one will be cared for, please do ask us, when it comes to something as important as your peace of mind at this time, there is no such things as a silly question.
We have both male and female staff working behind the scenes to care for those that have died and it is perfectly acceptable if you would like to let us know if you have a preference as to who should wash and dress your loved one.
You may wish to supply clothing your loved one would liked to be dressed or we can provide a gown, it’s entirely up to you.
We are here to help
If your unsure, we’ll be happy to run through the various options. For more information and advice please contact us.