If you have a deceased family member that needs to be internationally shipped home to another country for funeral services, consider Bergen Funeral Service Inc. for the repatriation of remains.
Bergen Funeral Service Inc. is family-owned and operated, and we provide reliable services when it comes to helping people put their loved ones to rest. We understand just how difficult of a time this is, and we want to do everything we can to help make it easier. We provide a variety of services, and we specialize in international funeral shipping to many countries around the world, including Guyana.
Our services for Guyana funeral shipping take into consideration the funeral customs of that country, called Nine Nights or Dead Yard. This wake-based custom originated in Africa and is practiced throughout the Caribbean. Nine Nights is when family and friends visit the home of the deceased to celebrate his or her life. There is eating, games and singing for all to participate in. On the ninth night, the family of the deceased prepares a large meal, usually consisting of fried fish and alcohol, which is typically Jamaican rum, 100 proof. The food is consumed at midnight because that is when it is believed that the soul is passing through.
We take these funeral customs and many others into consideration when we ship bodies for the repatriation of remains. We are known shippers with major airlines that fly out of JFK and Newark, which means that we can schedule flights whenever we need to and fly with any airline of our choosing.
It is our belief that the deceased should have a proper sendoff, and we will do everything we can to ensure that your loved one has just that. We have four locations in New Jersey, Brooklyn, Queens and Florida, and we offer international shipping services through each.
For more information on funeral shipping to Guyana or to other countries around the world, contact Bergen Funeral Service Inc. today at 800-262-7901.