Remembering a Loved One as the Person they Were to You.

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery   

Most of us will look in the mirror each morning and at the very least consider the question “How do I look?” We may even beg the same question from a family member or trusted friend. It’s not vanity, really. It’s important to us that we look like the very best versions of ourselves. Over the years, our friends and family have learned to read our appearance as a reflection of what’s going on inside. Those that love us find joy with us when we look our best, and know from just a glance when all is not well.

The need people feel to see their loved one at their best, even in death, is not always a desire that families can articulate. But it is something we at Knollcrest understand is in everyone’s hearts. The visitation is the last time that families and friends will see their loved one. We understand that the face everyone wants to see is one that reminds them of joyful memories, not the pain that accompanied the last moments of their dear one’s life. Like any learned skill, there is a great deal of science and knowledge behind what we do, but there is also time, attention to detail, and pride that make what we do more than a skill; to us, it’s an art.

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