Your caring undertaker knows best

Charles Cowling


From the current price list of a ‘family owned’ UK funeral director: 


“As the natural processes of decomposition begins immediately after death, any clients wishing to visit their deceased relative or friend in the Private Chapel of Rest must agree to the necessary preservation treatment being provided”.



6 thoughts on “Your caring undertaker knows best

  1. Charles Cowling

    @ Rosie, a growing black list? That sounds ominous.
    @ Mark, I agree with your comments and the quote from their price list is well worded & honest…. until you reach the no choice part which is very disappointing.

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling
    Mark Elliott

    I believe that good embalming makes a difference to the way the person looks and can help the bereaved comes to terms with the death of their loved one. I don’t believe that families should be told that they must have embalming and if a family sais to me that they do not wish embalming to take place then I will just explain to them that some changes may take place.

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling

    I wonder how this undertaker feels when he or she walks past a butcher’s shop with dead animals openly displayed – does he or she suppose the chickens and lambs, too, have had the ‘necessary preservation treatment’?

    Visit to find an appetizing recipe for Beef in Formaldehyde with Silicone Stuffing.

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling

    Please let me know who this is, in private if needs must. I have a growing black list!

    Charles Cowling
  5. Charles Cowling
    Mr XX

    Blimey. Unequivocal. They don’t allow room for doubt do they?

    Charles Cowling
  6. Charles Cowling
    Kathryn Edwards

    Bullies. Sad.


    And they’ll be providing the dominant thoughtform, unless we stand on street corners and hand out versions of a better story.

    Charles Cowling

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