Cemeteries in the City of Niagara Falls have often been identified as some of the most beautiful in Southern Ontario with colourful gardens and majestic trees.
In addition to maintaining our cemeteries, City of Niagara Falls Cemetery Services is dedicated to excellent customer service and providing a courteous and caring environment, as well as addressing each family's specific needs.
The staff at Fairview Cemetery is available to provide assistance or information for the following:
- Arrangement of interments (burials), both traditional and cremation
- Interment rights (lot purchase) options
- Perpetual Care and Maintenance
- The Cemeteries Act
- Historical and Genealogical information
- Timing and location of historical walking tours
- Installation of markers and concrete foundations
- Grounds maintenance (i.e. lifting flat markers)
- Removal of overgrown shrubs
- Installation of columbarium plaques
- Commemorative Tree and Bench Program
- Bronze Wreath for Columbaria
- Cemetery By-Laws and Flower Bed Guidelines
- Maple Grove Memorial Walkway
- Cemetery Garden Sponsorship
Cremations account for over 50% of the interments at the City's municipal cemeteries and continue to grow annually. In comparison to a traditional burial, the memorialization of cremated remains in a columbarium is an affordable alternative.
There are various options to choose from when deciding on a cremation burial. The City of Niagara Falls Cemeteries Services offers a variety of columbaria to select from. Maple Grove, an area with three columbaria and more to be added in the future, is located in a picturesque park like setting at Fairview Cemetery. Maple Grove is also home to our unique memorial pathway. Families wishing to recognize a loved one can purchase a flat marker that is installed in the pathway leading to the columbaria.
Stamford Green Heritage Columbarium is situated in the historic Old St. John's Church located on Portage Road. Constructed in 1825, this heritage designated building provides "indoor" columbaria that are accessible year round. In addition, a small area for a chapel service is also available. For additional information, visit the Stamford Green Heritage Columbarium page.
Cemetery Gardening Angels
"Where flowers bloom, so does hope." ~ Lady Bird Johnson
In 2014, the City of Niagara Falls Cemetery Services developed a partnership with the Cemetery Gardening Angels, a division of the Brain Injury Community Re-Entry (Niagara) Inc., to provide family plot garden planting and maintenance. Cemetery Gardening Angels planted their first garden in 2002. Since that time, the program has expanded to include numerous gardens in cemeteries throughout the Niagara Region. This incredible program, offered through the Brain Injury Community Re-Entry (Niagara Inc.), offers a variety of services for cemetery plot gardens including: Design, planting and maintenance of loved ones plots; Personal consultation before planting; Digital photos sent via email; Supply of top soil and mulch; Supply and planting of all flowers and shrubs; Fertilize plants throughout the season; Watering, weeding, pruning and trimming throughout the season; and Spring and fall clean-up of flower beds.
For additional information, to view examples of previous gardens, or to register for the 2014 season, please visit the Cemetery Gardening Angels website or contact Tina Horton at the Brain Injury Community Re-Entry (Niagara) Inc. offices at 905-687-6788 extension 704.
Commemorative Tree and Bench Program
"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Individuals or families wishing to remember their loved ones in a unique and lasting manner may do so by purchasing a commemorative tree or park bench. Cemetery Staff are available to assist in determining the best location. Contact the Fairview Office for details on this program and to place your order.
For a cemetery fees, contracts or additional information, please contact the Fairview Cemetery by phone or through the Contact City Hall form.