Our Story

In 2008, Herb McDowall founded Raincoast Memorials Ltd., a monument and wholesale casket company. As many of his clients were in need of a funeral provider, the idea of a funeral service company felt like a natural move.

In 2004, Michelle Vizena became a student of the Funeral Service Education Program at Humber College in Toronto, obtaining her full Funeral Director Licence in 2006 in Ontario, then later obtaining her BC Licence in 2012.

In 2017, Herb and Michelle decided to create Raincoast Funeral and Cremation Services Ltd. to help those who required services with quality but at a cost that would not cause a hardship. This organic partnership came to be as both Herb and Michelle had built a working trust in past years. The rest is history!


“Tears are a river that take you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.”

~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes