Announcement: Covid 19 Virus and its impact on our Funeral Services.

With the rapid developments and changes we are experiencing as a result of the Covid-19 Virus, we are and will continue to review and update our policies and procedures with respect to how funeral services are provided to our community.

We will base our guidelines on provincial public health notices and requirements along with direction from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario. At the forefront of our policies will be addressing public health concerns. At this point in time, social distancing is a key government strategy to combat transmission of the virus. If you are experiencing cold, flu, fever, coughing or are not feeling well we ask that you not attend a funeral service or visitation. If attending, please refrain from activities such as handshaking and hugging, and maintain a safe distance from fellow mourners.

We have stepped up our disinfecting of common areas. It is difficult to guarantee a completely safe environment but we will do our utmost to provide a sterile location for visitors. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at our entrance as supplies are available. We recommend visitors also bring their own personal supply. 

With respect to managing the size of gatherings at our funeral home we recommend the following. If you have compromised health, are above the age of 70 or are not a close family member or friend, we suggest you do not attend the service. Please use our website’s obituary page to leave condolences. The family of the deceased will understand your decision not to attend the service. At DeStefano  Funeral Home visitations and services in our can be live streamed, allowing guests who cannot attend to watch live. Please let us know if you wish this service and we will be happy to accommodate your request.

This is a trying time for many in our community and we will do our utmost to ensure families have the ability to say their farewells in a meaningful manner, while striving to minimize the transmission of this virus.

Changes are occurring rapidly and we will keep you up to date as our policies and guidelines evolve. If you have specific questions, please contact us.

Pretty not Pricey

We are proud to be a Canadian Family Owned, Family Operated and Family Minded business in the Durham Region.  We count it a privilege to come alongside families during the most difficult time in their lives.  Our amazing staff are committed to providing quality services to every family, of every culture and faith in their greatest time of need.  We have no corporate mandate to fill, our staff cares about people. 

We are dedicated to honoring and celebrating the life of your loved one, and we strive to care for each family as if you are part of our family.  We are professional and compassionate.  Our creativity and open mindedness allow us to offer a wide range of custom options to build the perfect, most meaningful celebration for your family and friends.

Planted in a community where we live, work and play, it is important for us to give back as much as we can in order to support and build relationships with other neighboring businesses and organizations.  We provide meeting space for various community groups and organizations.

Here at DeStefano Funeral Home, we pride ourselves on offering first class service in a beautiful, first class facility while still at competitive prices. We can help you plan everything form the simplest of services, whether your choice is cremation or burial, to a full range of services, celebrations and receptions.

Come meet our family and join us for a coffee and a tour of our home.


Adrienne Irvine (Family Member, Manager, Funeral Director)

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Oshawa, Whitby, Port Perry, Courtice, Bowmanville, Ajax, Pickering, Markham and the GTA