About Us

RAINCOAST MEMORIALS offers all of the following services: 

  • Granite upright memorial design and sales
  • Final inscriptions engraving onsite for upright memorials
  • All Ethnic Language Engraving
  • Refurbish and repaint markers
  • Porcelain photo plaque sales
  • Enamel steel photo plaque sales
  • Urn Sales
  • Hardwood casket sales
  • Mahogany casket sales
  • Veneer casket sales


Our Team

We have a great team of professional, sincere men and women who are ready to help you with all needs.  We can provide services in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Tagalog.

RAINCOAST MEMORIALS was founded by Herb McDowall in 2008; Herb held the position as Sales Manager with Service Corporation International ( the largest funeral and cemetery provider in North America ) in Winnipeg, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. This combined experience provides a wealth of knowledge to advise clients and families in this industry. This experience gave Herb a unique insight into valuable services and products that would be better offered from an independent rather than from a single large vendor with limited options.

Herb McDowall

Owner & Principal

Herb has 13 years of experience in the funeral, cemetery and monument business. Prior to this he worked as a manager in the financial services industry for eighteen years. Herb founded Raincoast Memorials in 2008 and after 9 years establishing a successful monument and casket supply company, created Raincoast Funeral and Cremation services as a result of our customer requests. Michelle was the perfect business partner for Raincoast Funeral and Cremation Services Ltd., because of her high ethics and her belief in providing families with services at reasonable prices.

Quynh Dang

Accounting & Administration

Quyhn was hired in March (Raincoast Memorials) after Raincoast provided merchandise to a friend with funeral needs. A very honest, analytical person that enjoys doing what’s best for our families.


Leslie Zietsman

Part-time Delivery, Office & Warehouse

Leslie has worked with Herb since 2011 in different capacities including sales, monument production and assembly to delivering caskets.


Kit Fong

Kit Fong

Family Service, Monument Design, Aftercare and Translator

Kit has over 25 years of experience in the funeral service industry and has expertise in the Chinese funeral rituals in many religions. Kit has worked as an intendent monument consultant with Raincoast Memorials since 2011. Kit brings a lot of knowledge and depth to both companies. Kit speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.


Carol Rogier

Family Service, Monument Design & Aftercare

Carol has worked as an independent Pre-Need and Aftercare specialist with Herb and Michelle for many years. Carol also has many years of experience designing monuments and advance planning funerals and cemeteries.

What Our Customers Are Saying

We do not know how to express our gratitude for your proficiency in achieving our needs. We will certainly recommend Kit to our relatives and friends in Vancouver. Thanks again for your follow-up and your presence on the set-up day.

~ Wendy, Marker Customer