Celebrating Life Since 1989
In the early 80’s, local businessman and general contractor Domenic Chiarella purchased a two acre parcel of land near the north-west corner of Portage Road and Morrison Street. In the mid-1980’s, he saw the need in Niagara Falls for an alternative to traditional ground burial.
Chiarella went through the process of having the land re-zoned to Cemetery Property, as well as getting approvals from the Provincial Government body responsible for overseeing all Cemeteries and Mausoleums in Ontario. A trust fund had to be established prior to getting government approval.
After going through this process, approval was granted in 1988 to construct the first Mausoleum in Niagara Falls. Construction commenced in the summer of 1988 with Phase One consisting of 545 Crypts and 240 Cremation Niches. Mausoleum construction specialists Milne Construction was in charge of the Phase One construction.
Fairview Mausoleum was opened to the public in April of 1989.
In 1997, dues to the high demand for above ground entombment, Phase 2 was constructed by Carrier Mausoleum Construction from Quebec. It consisted of an additional 1,200 Crypts. Additional walls of Cremation Niches were later added to meet the growing demand for this type of interment.
In 2013, construction commenced on the third and final phase to Fairview Mausoleum, in order to meet the demands of the aging “baby boomers.” Phase 3 consisted of an additional 1,300 crypts and the beautiful St. Catharine cremation niche wall. Work was again carried out by Carrier Mausoleum Construction; and was opened in the spring of 2014.