Family wants to transport body. - page 2

by Buckyxj

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Has anyone ever came across this? The family is wanting to transport the body like two hours away in the back of their car. They already have a body bag and everything. Just really odd to me.... Read More


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    When my father died at sutter memorial in Sacramento I built his coffin and transported his body back home, about 2 hours away. It was not an easy process getting the permits but not impossible if you are determined. I did it out of respect, my father and i loved our wood projects over the years and the physical aspect of dealing with his body I felt a privilege. At the end my brothers (2) and sisters (2) came to feel the same way, more connected to the reality of death. One of the head nurses at the hospital was a huge help, she actually walked me to the morgue after I had the correct paper work to see his coffin and help me obtain my father. In sacremento you go to the dept. of vital statistics to obtain the permits, the lady there by the end of the day had become quite helpful. I had built my fathers coffin 2" to wide for a vault which is required in most cemeteries to keep the ground from shifting, they waved that in the end which i was very happy about. that's my story, my father was 92 and like Joseph and Jacob I returned my father to his home. lar
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    Check your local laws...there are more options available to people than they know. The funeral home industry would like if every one were REQUIRED to use their services, but we are not...there are options.
    leslie :-D likes this.
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    l.m...what a wonderful gift you gave your father and yourself...amazing.
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    Quote from Buckyxj
    Has anyone ever came across this? The family is wanting to transport the body like two hours away in the back of their car. They already have a body bag and everything. Just really odd to me.
    I would call a local funeral home and see if it is legal for them to do that.

    There may be issues with temperature control, etc.
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    l.m. - Your post brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful way to see your father into his next life. Thank you for sharing your story.
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    in my state family can take the body, we recently had a family that was going to be doing this we just had our social work go over the legalities with them.
    tewdles likes this.


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