A funeral industry
Born in Sherbrooke in 1947, Steve Elkas, is the youngest of six children born to Salim and Ida Elkas. During his high school years, between 1966 and 1969, Mr. Elkas worked part time for a small funeral home serving the English-speaking community that was located on Prospect Street, in Sherbrooke. His exploration of the funeral industry sparked a lasting and sincere interest for the profession in Mr. Elkas.
Armed with his high school years’ work experience, Mr. Elkas found employment with one the biggest funeral homes in Sherbrooke at the time, the Maison funéraire Gérard Monfette, where he worked from 1969 to 1976. During these years, Mr. Elkas perfected his trade and found his true vocation.
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A new chapter
Following the sale of the Maison funéraire Gérard Monfette in 1976, Steve L. Elkas decided to buy the building that used to house the Mayrand drugstore situated on the corner of Conseil Street and the 7th Avenue. That same year, Mr. Elkas founded the Vel and Elkas Funeral Home.
At that time the funeral home took care of about 80 funerals per year. In 1982, Mr. Elkas became the sole proprietor of the funeral home, and changed its name to the Steve L. Elkas Funeral Home. The business now employed nine people instead of two. In 1989, Mr. Elkas bought the lot adjoining his funeral home, a former Texaco service station, in order to offer a much appreciated parking space for his clients. In 1990, Mr. Elkas made an addition to the existing building.
Mr. Elkas shares his passion with his son Stephan, whom he welcomed into his team in 1994. Currently, Mr. Elkas’ business employs some 15 employees and serves close to 500 families per year. In addition to the funeral home located on Conseil Street, the business also acquired a crematorium on du 24-Juin Street in 2001, and opened a brand new funeral complex in 2016, on Bertrand-Fabi Street.
Steve L. Elkas Funeral Home has built a reputation of trust thanks to the many dedicated services it has offered families over the years.