I've known Marie since my Father passed away. She was the one person who made such a difficult time easier. She helped my Mother with everything, over and above what she was supposed to do. She then became a dear friend to my Mother and helped her out until her passing in 2019. Marie was with me the day she died and made sure her transition from my home to the day of the funeral was done with the utmost of dignity. My Mother would have been so proud of the way her friend had been with her. She has been with me through the my worst times and I can't think of anyone else I would have wanted to be there to support me. I think of her every day and I am thankful she is in my life.
I was referred to Marie in 2012 through a family friend for guidance regarding my ailing father. She answered every question and concern that I had, which allowed me to preplan his future funeral arrangements. Marie's knowledge, compassion, dedication, caring and guidance for the job she loves, gave me the peace of mind throughout the entire process. She actioned the required services with confidence and professionalism. Her exceptional knowlege has also led me to preplan funeral arrangements for my children and myself. The night my father passed away in 2013, Marie was there with me at my lowest point and her support was amazing. I would recommend her services to everyone who is looking to make such arrangements for themselves and their loved ones. Marie is a one stop shop for infomation and has the complete aftercare package for families who have suffered a great loss. Thank you for keeping in touch with me throughout these years, and I am happy to call you my friend.
Sophia Moore Nurse
I first met Marie after my father passed away in July of 2009. She was very compassionate and kind. She came to my mother's house and spoke to us about preplanning our funeral arrangements, for myself and my mother. At no point did we feel pressured to consider this, but my mother decided to do this and I also went along with doing this. It felt like she was a part of our family. It’s like she knew what we were going through! She made the whole process a little bit easier, but it was good to have her there by our side to guide us on what we would be best to do!! I would highly recommend Marie to anyone .. she is honest and soft spoken and very understanding.
We have known Marie for over 25 years and have high regard for her character and work ethic. We asked Marie to assist us in preplanning our funeral and were so very impressed with her knowledge and advice in doing so. She was extremely helpful and professional and we sincerely recommend her as a valuable asset in this endeavor...she truly has what it takes!
Bill & Linda Rieser
Myself, I had first met Marie in 2010 when my late wife was ill and I had no choice but to preplan her funeral. It was a devastating time for my family and Marie stepped in and put together the perfect plan. She also handled all of the confusing government paperwork that had to be done right away. Marie emotionally supported us through the hard days, weeks and months that followed. The care and compassion she gives comes directly from her heart and soul. We also entrusted Marie to help us with preplanning mine and my partner’s funeral plans, walk us through the initial planning of our wills and power of attorneys, and advise us on some of our final estate matters to avoid problems for blended family. We know we can always count on Marie to be there for us when we have questions or need guidance.
Malcolm MacDonald & Betthany Menor
Marie helped with the celebration of life plan for my husband during a very stressed part of my life. She compassionately explained the payment plan and took care of all details which were perfectly executed and alleviated the stress that I was under. I felt like Marie was there every step of the way with me. She helped set up pictures of my husband, and arranged the food and refreshments for the celebration of life. Most importantly she took care of all of the government notifications and confusing paperwork that needed to be done. I am very appreciative of the work she provided during my time of need.
In the past 2 years we have had 3 major losses in my family. With the first one we had no idea where to start. Then we met Marie, she led us through everything and helped us with all the paperwork that needed to be done. I don’t know what we would have done without her. She was professional, thorough and kind. It was a no brainer to go to her with the other two losses. Marie is a very compassionate, knowledgeable, and kind person. I would highly recommend her for all aftercare needs.
Based on my personal experiences with Marie Scrofano, I do not hesitate to whole heartedly recommend her services to anyone. My experience, with Marie, has been through the processes of planning funeral services at the time they were needed as well as preplanning in advance. In both situations Marie was warm, professional and compassionate. She somehow focused on the details in a way that made the process seamless, and I felt like I was guided by a beloved family member. Once all information was gathered, the paperwork side of things seemed to be magically taken care of and was not looming or adding stress, which is such a gift especially during difficult times.
2014 was a year that marked a raw reality that I would face for the rest of my life. The loss of the love of my life, the loss of my dear husband. My world shattered, the pain, indescribable pain. It was in the midst of this darkest moments of my life, God provided me with a loving tender soul Mrs. Marie Scrofano, a soul that knew exactly what to say, and what to do, to help me and my family to stand during this difficult time. Her passion for her work was noted as she walked the talk with us. She revalidated our feelings and guided us in all that is involved in the planning of my husband funeral. The passion, compassion and gentleness of her guidance and leadership will always be remembered in our hearts. Muchas gracias Marie. Words can not express my gratitude for walking with us with such grace. Thank you for keeping in touch all these years, for opening the door to your home and your family for us and for taking us to swim in the beautiful Nova Scotia sea. Oh and for feeding us lovely BBQ by the sea. Thank you for embracing us, as a family. May God Bless you and yours abundantly.
Sincerely with gratitude,.
Marie is a very kind caring person that I believe has a gift and a charm about her.
She has a way that will make you feel at ease and comfortable in a very trying time.
She has helped our family thoroughly with care and compassion.
I would recommend taking your time and meeting with her to see for yourself the person she is.
You will maybe find a friend for life. Thank you so much for all you do.
I have known Marie and her family for over 15 years now. To say she is one of the most caring and understanding people I know, would be an understatement. I have had the misfortune of losing five family members over the last nine years, including my dearest wife at the age of 49. Without Marie's dedicated help, compassion and understanding, I don’t know how I would have made it through. If you need a wonderful person to help you through those tough times, there is absolutely no one better.
Marie is just wonderful, very compassionate, and caring. She helped preplan my mom, dad and my future funeral arrangements in 2010. She is very knowledgeable, kind and considerate. When my father passed in 2013, I made one phone call to Marie and everything that we had planned years earlier was put straight into action. I am forever grateful to have had her by my side in times of sorrow and distress. I would not hesitate to call Marie with any questions or concerns I have, as I trust her to always guide me in the right direction. Marie is AWESOME and anyone who is considering preplanning should not hesitate to contact her.
My name is John Heaney, and I have been in the Cemetery/ Funeral business for 20 years. A few years back I was lucky/fortunate enough to meet Marie while she was working for a funeral home in Scarborough. We have worked together for several years and are now good friends. Marie is a dedicated tireless worker with a fabulous personality and has won many awards because of her knowledge and dedication she provides to her clients. I highly recommend Marie to anyone as she is one fabulous, honest hard working person who I am proud to call a friend!!