Embalming is not a mandatory procedure. Embalming is offered to all families and may be beneficial when families are looking to have a viewing, especially if that viewing is delayed a number of days after the deceased’s passing. A family can still see their loved one without embalming taking place, but they must understand that natural changes to the body will occur after death takes place. Embalming may also be recommended if an autopsy has been performed. As funeral directors we will provide all options and suggestions so the family can make a well informed decision.