Ky. family questioning why remains sent to Canada

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 8:15 PM

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) -- A central Kentucky family is questioning why the remains of their mother were sent to Canada after she died on a vacation to Saint Maarten on Thanksgiving.
 
After Margaret Porkka passed away, Emerald Funeral Home returned a body to Kentucky. Porkka's daughter, Joanne Cheney of Estill County, told WLEX-TV in Lexington (http://bit.ly/1bXjPha) the remains in the casket weren't her mother's.
 
Cheney found out Thursday night the funeral home sent her mother's cremated remains to Canada.
 
Cheney says "It's unbelievable, if it didn't happen to me and my family I would find it hard to believe."
 
Cheney says the funeral home has provided no answers about what happened.
 
Attempts by the station to reach Emerald Funeral Home were unsuccessful. The funeral home did not return an email message seeking comment Saturday.
 

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