Get Your Family Involved in Funeral Planning

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Burial, Celebration of Life, Cremation, Funeral, Funeral Service, Memorial Service, Visitation, Visitation

When death is near or has just occurred, there are so many things to do and yet there is nothing you can do. You feel helpless. You can’t make the person well or bring them back.  But you know you will, very soon, need to make many decisions about the service, the final resting place, […]

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Happy New Year 2020

Posted on December 27, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Wow, it’s hard to believe we are twenty years into the new millennium. Twenty years ago, as we moved from 1999 to 2000 people were stock piling all manner of survival goods. There was widespread panic over what would happen as the clock ticked down to the new year. It was called the Y2k glitch. […]

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The cranberry sauce is for dad

Posted on December 13, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Holidays

People often say that one of the hardest things about that first year, the year after your loved one died, is that no one uses their name or talks about them. The hole in your heart begins to feel deeper and wider because talking about them seems forbidden. And as the holidays approach, the quietness […]

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Accepting an invitation

Posted on November 29, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under General, Holidays

Previous blog posts have acknowledged how hard it is to deal with special occasions (e.g. holidays, birthdays) when you’ve recently lost the one you love. So, what do you do when you receive an invitation for that special occasion that you don’t feel like accepting? Maybe you are afraid you’ll be a wet blanket, or […]

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Surviving the holidays

The First Thanksgiving Without the One You Love

Posted on November 15, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | 1 Comment
Posted under Holidays

Here they come. The holidays! You can’t really ignore them, but they are going to be different because that special person in your life is no longer going to be sharing the day with you. So, what do you do? First, acknowledge your loss and be aware that you need a plan. Thanksgiving isn’t just […]

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