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About us

A funeral industry builder

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.

Always with the utmost respect for your needs, Steve L. Elkas Funeral Home offers a family-oriented, comprehensive and knowledgeable approach as well as very high quality services.

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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 30 employees and serves close to 700 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.

A family story


Steve Elkas opens a funeral home with a business partner, the Vel and Elkas Funeral Home.


Steve Elkas becomes the sole proprietor and renames the business Steve L. Elkas Funeral Home.


Stephan, Mr. Elkas’s son, joins the business.


A crematorium is built close to the Saint-Michel Cemetery.


A beautiful funeral complex is built on Bertrand-Fabi Street.

Steve Elkas

President and founder

Stephan Elkas

Vice-president and administrator

Renée Couture

Assistant director

Patrice Goulet

Thanatologist and family counsellor

Caroline St-Pierre

Thanatologist, family counsellor and funeral director

Lucie Béland

Thanatologist, family counsellor and funeral director

Richard Hunt

Family counsellor

Pierre Sylvestre

Family counsellor and funeral director

Alexandra Théberge

Family counsellor and funeral director

Linda Breton

Administrative assistant

François Veilleux

Transport and cremation attendant

Alain Bernier

Transport and cremation attendant

Marcel Bolduc


Hélène Viens


Ginette Dussault


Lise Cayer


François Nolet


Céline Brault


Pierre Lacaille


Resources to assist you following the death of a loved one

Through the years, the Steve L. Elkas Funeral Home has developed various services in order to help families cope with the loss of a loved one: help for grieving parents, psychological support services, free transportation services for families, meetings at home or in hospital as well as help for all the administrative tasks that fall to surviving members of a family.

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Urns and caskets

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To pay your last respects and learn about the details of ceremonies and funerals.

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