Not enough re­spect for the dead

Sunshine Coast Daily - - YOUR SAY - ERNEST WRIGHT Sun­rise Beach

IT’S OB­VI­OUS there is not enough re­spect and con­cern be­ing shown for our de­ceased rel­a­tives by some em­ploy­ees.

I em­pathise with some, as most em­ploy­ees and own­ers of fu­neral par­lours treat all con­cerned at these very emo­tional times with con­cern and re­spect.

In a re­cent in­ci­dent, a baby’s body was left on the roof of a fu­neral ve­hi­cle af­ter a body trans­fer went hor­ri­bly wrong.

In an­other in­ci­dent, the body of a fam­ily’s el­derly mum was left in an un­re­frig­er­ated van while the fu­neral di­rec­tors vis­ited a fes­ti­val.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports that wasn’t il­le­gal. I beg to dif­fer.

And fi­nally, a fu­neral par­lour trans­ferred a body from the cof­fin the de­ceased’s fam­ily had cho­sen into a card­board one prior to cre­ma­tion and was caught out.

Surely in to­day’s so­ci­ety your de­par­ture from this earth, to wher­ever your be­liefs are, de­serves noth­ing less than re­spect and con­sid­er­a­tion for you and those left be­hind.

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