WHO WE ARE
Harry Preston opened Portage Memorials in 1946; the beginning of a long tradition combining craftsmanship, artistry, and stone! Harry and Margaret ran the business together as a husband-and-wife team. A tradition of ownership that carries on to this day. They retired and sold the business in 1973.
Gordon Warren, a hardworking contractor tired of jobs that kept him far from his young family, bought the business. Gordon and Linda modernized Portage Memorials incorporating technological advances to improve quality and workmanship. Consequently becoming one of the first to convert hand lettering to the higher quality letterpress and eventually bringing computers into the design and production process.
Doug Dubois worked with Gordon for over 25 years. Doug and Judy took over the business in 2000. They updated the business model continuing quality service and exceptional craftsmanship. In 2019 they retired and sold the business to the current owners: Randy and Joan.
Randy Warren began doing contract work with his father Gordon in 1987. Randy utilized his artistic talent to hand etch custom images onto the granite memorials. In 2010 he started work fulltime with Doug until 2019. In 2021 Randy and Joan introduced technological advances into the production process with a computerized impact etcher. They will carries on the values instilled by the founders to strive for excellent craftsmanship and customer service.
“We are proud to pay tribute to our founders.”
We pride ourselves on fostering a caring and dedicated approach to meeting your needs, in a supportive and pressure free environment.
Honesty & Integrity
Portage Memorials has been meeting the memorial needs of Manitobans since 1946, Our business is built on a foundation of keeping our promises and satisfying our customers.
Craftsmanship & Quality
Granite memorials, professionally designed and installed, require little maintenance to last virtually forever. We do our utmost to ensure that every stage of your monument’s production meets the highest standards of artistry and quality.