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.