Originally from Hawkesbury, in Eastern Ontario, Stéphane is fluent in both French and English and was introduced to the profession at the age of 16 by the local funeral home. Prior to completing his education at Humber College in Toronto and receiving his Funeral Director’s License in 1993, he enlisted as an infantry soldier with the Governor General’s Foot Guards, (GGFG) where he later had the privilege of performing in the Changing of the Guard Ceremony on Parliament Hill and Rideau Hall in Ottawa. He remains, to this day, a member of the Governor General’s Foot Guards Association. Given his background, he takes great pride in providing funeral services and serving families through the unique historic Beechwood Cemetery. Stéphane has one daughter, Melinda. They are both avid Formula 1 racing fans.