Chinese Wake Rituals


7 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone know the proper way to have a wake for a traditional Chinese family when the body is lost or missing?



Jennifer Lane
7 years, 1 month ago

We’re checking on this and will update when we have some information.

Molly Gorny
7 years, 1 month ago

We consulted with two funeral homes that specialize in handling arrangements for Chinese families. According to what we found out, there are no special considerations when the body is not available.

Instead of holding a funeral you would hold a memorial service. Any customs that are followed when there is a body present would be followed for the memorial service.

We hope this helps and we are sorry if you have had a recent loss.

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