Since 1909 we have been entrusted to craft commemorative art for British Columbian families – and it is not a job we take lightly. We feel it is important to create an exceptional product that will honour the memory of your loved one for generations to come.

When you work with us, you will receive one on one care, exceptional attention to detail, extensive product knowledge, and skillful craftsmanship.

J.B. Newall Memorials is a longstanding member of the Monument Builders Of North America, Pacific Northwest Monument Builders Association (Alan Newall, 18 year board member; Vice President: 1989 – 1993, President: 1993 – 1997) and ensure our work is done in accordance to MBNA standards.

Creative craftsmanship, Scottish tenacity and a commitment and dedication to our craft continues to make us one of the most respected commemorative arts companies in British Columbia, Canada.

“All that is beautiful shall abide forever”

“But once comes the sad proud duty of choosing a memory stone. It deserves our careful and unhurried thought; the material, the design, the quietly worded inscription, the carving of the letters, everything must be right- everything of the best that time may not efface the tender record. The summer sun and winter rain will come and go, but it must stand, mute testimony of our affection for those we ‘loved long since and lost a while’. ” -John Brodie Newall

 

our family

We are the seventh generation of Newalls continuing the family tradition of stone designing and carving. Our family and team of knowledgeable staff will work closely with you throughout the entire design process and will create a custom piece to honour the life and celebrate the memory of your loved one.

Meet The Team

our history

John Brodie Newall, an accomplished poet, scholar and master mason, parted with his family in 1905 from the town of Dalbeattie, Scotland. He left his brother David, the family business – a granite quarry and Monumental Works company that was established in the town of Dalbeattie in 1820 – which continued to produce into the 1930’s.

John Brodie’s search for a writer’s paradise led him to British Columbia – a land of great beauty comparable to his beloved Scotland.

In 1909, J.B. Newall Memorials was established at the corner of Fraser street and 35th avenue, across from Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, BC.

In 1941, J.B. died but his work endured and his eldest son Nathan, a student in second-year medicine, was called upon to run the family business. It was a difficult decision for Nathan at first, but as a descendent of generations of granite stone carvers he held the hammer and chisel with ease. Soon, Nathan was admired by his peers as one of the finest stonecutters of his time. The blow of J.B.’s hammer and chisel is still felt and heard today, held by his grandson, Alan David Newall and his great grandson Brodie Alan Newall who have been taught by generations of master-mason carvers and continue to produce incomparable quality.

Seven generations and still going strong.

our landmarks

For over a century, we have been commissioned to craft unique landmark pieces across British Columbia

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