Shroud: verb (used with object)
- to wrap or clothe for burial; enshroud.
- to cover; hide from view.
So, you've chosen to participate in enshrouding the deceased, perhaps at home or at the funeral directors'. Understandably this may seem daunting, quite likely a first time experience, but remember this: for centuries families personally cared for their loved ones in the community. Not until the mid 1800s did the funeral industry slowly appear on the scene and people started paying professionals to take care of their dead. Over time, society has slowly become estranged from the funeral practice, we no longer feel comfortable with it or know what we are doing. However, we have an opportunity to rekindle ownership of the funeral practice just like our ancestors did. With loving support and access to information, we can do it capably, legally and with compassion.
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