A GRIEVING family buried a total stranger after the wrong nameplate was put on a coffin, the Sun UK reports.
Relatives saying goodbye to grandad Dennis Emmett were shocked later to discover his body was still in the chapel of rest.
An error meant the man in the grave was dad-of-six Trevor Parfitt, 96.
He was due to be cremated.The blunder emerged when Trevor’s family went to Baglan Funeral Home, lifted the coffin lid and saw Dennis.
Great-grandad Trevor’s furious family had to apply to the Ministry of Justice for an exhumation order at Cymmer cemetery, South Wales.
His body was removed from the plot and the funeral finally held at Margam crematorium.
An investigation was launched and a worker sacked for mixing up the brass nameplates on the coffins.
Dennis’s daughter Melanie, 54, of Port Talbot, has called in lawyers with a view to taking action for damages.
A family friend said: “It was a terrible mistake.“There have been ructions.
“The funeral home has been very apologetic.”
Trevor’s widow Pam said: “I don’t want to talk”
“It’s too upsetting.”
A staff member at the funeral home told The Sun: “Your inquiry has been noted and passed to the director.”
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