History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Aftercare was founded as a licenced funeral transfer service in 1995 by Douglas McCann after he saw the need for a more simplified, lower cost cremation service in Toronto. This stream-lined cremation service was offered from an office in the Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant area. In 2001 Aftercare became a full service licenced funeral establishment after purchasing and renovating a former bank building at 1097 O'Connor Drive in the St. Clair and O'Connor area. While able to offer a wider range of funeral services our focus on cremation still remained. In 2007 to better serve client families in Durham Region Aftercare opened their first satellite office at 901 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa specializing in direct cremation. Client families often comment on the cost savings and how the whole process was made much easier.

Our Valued Staff

  • Douglas McCann

    Douglas McCann
    Licensed Funeral Director - Class 1 - President, McCann Funeral Group, Managing Director, Aftercare

    Doug has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1985 and started Aftercare in 1995.

  • Ryan McEachnie

    Ryan McEachnie
    Licensed Funeral Director - Class 1 - Managing Director, Aftercare Oshawa / Whitby

    Ryan joined Aftercare immediately after receiving his Funeral Directors Licence in 2002.

  • Laura Steeves

    Laura Steeves
    Licensed Funeral Director - Class 1

    Laura has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 2000 and joined Aftercare in 2008.

  • John Day

    John Day
    Licensed Funeral Director - Class 1

    John has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1983 and joined Aftercare in 2014.

  • Jennifer Brethour

    Jennifer Brethour
    Licensed Funeral Director - Class 1

    Jennifer has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 2011 and joined Aftercare in 2014.

  • Krystal Goulbourne

    Krystal Goulbourne
    Intern Funeral Director

    Krystal joined Aftercare in 2016 to serve her internship to become a Licensed Funeral Director.

  • Meer Khan

    Meer Khan
    Director of Islamic Funeral Services

    Meer has worked at Aftercare since 1996.

  • Douglas James

    Douglas James
    Funeral Directors Assistant

    Doug joined Aftercare in 2004.

  • John Le Noury

    John Le Noury
    Funeral Directors Assistant

    John has been involved with Aftercare since it's inception in 1995.