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5 Benefits to Pre-planning Your Funeral

Posted on July 31, 2018 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Let’s face it, no one wants to think about their own mortality. The fact is, most people feel uncomfortable enough just talking about death, much less planning for it!

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Helping Others to Remember and Honor a Lost Loved One

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you know it can be overwhelming having to plan and create a funeral service. Having guests, friends, or other family members assist takes a huge weight off the shoulders of those grieving and gives them the chance to step back and reflect on their loved one through the […]

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No One Person Grieves the Same Way

Posted on July 19, 2018 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Everybody grieves differently, and it’s important to understand, that’s okay! Despite a widely-held belief in stages of the grieving process, and predetermined notions of how we should all behave in mourning, the truth of the matter is, grieving is unique for everyone. We may experience common emotions, however, not in the same order, not within […]

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What to Expect After Losing a Loved One

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Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult and challenging experiences we go through in life. There are many emotions and reactions that can arise, and these vary among people as everyone deals with grief in his or her own way. There are also varying factors that can play a role in how […]

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Do’s and Dont’s of Showing Support in Times of Grief

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When someone you care about is grieving, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. We all worry about saying the wrong thing or intruding, and this can make you feel uncomfortable. However, don’t let your discomfort or concerns prevent you from reaching out and offering support in times of grief. While […]

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