Posted on Sep 11, 2020

McKenzie Mortuary Services

When my father died the first thing I asked my mother was, “How is dad going to fit in the casket?”. Being 12 years old and dad being 6 foot 7 inches tall, I was scared they “would do something to him”. My mother asked the funeral director Pauline what we going to do. Caskets come in oversized for weight but not for height. So the casket can be ordered wider but not longer. What we do is lift the legs so the feet are flat on the bedding. Imagine yourself laying on your bed with the flat of your feet on the bed as well, like you're reading a book. Now that the knees are elevated, less room is needed. To this day when someone asks the same question I share how I asked the same question at 12 years old and this helps the family be at ease.
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