I’ve had several reports over the last couple of years lose a parent. Aside from sending flowers, gifts, donations, etc. When is it appropriate or even expected to make an appearance at the viewing?

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I attended my EA's husband's celebration of life, I attended a peer's sister's funeral about an hour's drive away, and for my main point of contact with a client, her funeral three hours' drive away (the owners were surprised to see me there, but we'd developed a relationship over about 4-6 years of interactions). I'd be more likely to attend and express condolences than send a gift, depending on who my direct, peer, or friend lost.