Navigating the New Year 2021

Navigating the New Year 2021

Posted on December 26, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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It is over. 2020 has come to an end. As years go it was a hum dinger. It is a safe bet most people did not have even the slightest clue when as they rang out 2019 what they would experience in the next twelve months. So, it is understandable if they find themselves feeling […]

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Christmas

Christmas

Posted on December 11, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Not everyone anticipates the approaching Christmas holiday with enthusiasm. Let’s face it, Christmas comes around the same time every year and it’s just bound to hit everyone at a low point at least once in a lifetime. So, if this is not been your best year and you are not really looking forward to Christmas, […]

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Moving after a spouse dies?

Moving after a spouse dies?

Posted on November 27, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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One of the realities of losing a spouse or a parent is the impact that event has on living arrangements. Are we living in the “right” place? Is the house too big? Is it too far away from family? Will my surviving parent be safe where they live? Should I move to be closer to […]

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A year of firsts

A year of firsts

Posted on November 13, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief

When someone close to us dies, a spouse, a child, a parent, a sister, brother, or friend, their passing leaves an empty space in our lives. We will go on and we will have happy moments, then happy days, and eventually whole stretches of happy time. However, that initial year, after the death, we must […]

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Talking with a Veteran

Talking with a Veteran

Posted on October 30, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Talking with a veteran of the more recent wars or conflicts such as Vietnam, Afghanistan, or Iraq can be intimidating. You may have a parent or spouse who served in Vietnam who has never shared anything about their experience with you. The Vietnam War was different from wars in the past in that the value […]

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