Who should record my funeral wishes?

Who should record my funeral wishes?

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Advance funeral planning / preplanning

There is a woman who once thought that she’d like to have a hologram made of her wearing an Obi-Wan Kenobi robe for her funeral. Her four sons grew up during the Star Wars era and similar to Obi-Wan, she would love to pass along the wisdom she acquired over her lifetime to those she […]

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Holidays

What is the purpose of Memorial Day? Why do we have this holiday? Of course, it is a three-day weekend. A perfect time to hit the road and do something in the great outdoors. After all, in most parts of the country it’s the start of the Summer season. Time to clean off the grill, […]

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Mother’s Day

Posted on May 1, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Holidays

Mothers come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. There are tall moms, short moms, thin moms, and moms with soft edges. There are single moms, moms with partners and moms with husbands. Moms are an indispensable part of our existence. They literally keep the human species from becoming extinct. Hooray for Moms! Today is their […]

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Where should I send my condolences?

Where should I send my condolences?

Posted on April 17, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Dealing with Loss

Condolences do matter and timing is important.   Do not put off contacting your friend to express your sympathy. Options and opportunities may have changes over the decades, but the importance of reaching out to those suffering a loss has not. A call or a written note is always just right. Social media is just […]

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Social Distancing, Weddings and Funerals

Social Distancing, Weddings and Funerals

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under General

Does it take losing something to make us see its real value? Suddenly we find ourselves in a world where weddings and funerals may not happen. Just a few weeks ago people might have questioned the need for these kinds of gatherings. Now, we begin to feel what we have lost. Albeit a temporary loss, […]

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