Erskine Cemetery and Fairport Cemetery
A Brief History of the Two Cemeteries
The Erskine Church and cemetery are located at the north east corner of Finch Avenue and Fairport Road and also a piece of land used for cemetery purposes across the road on Fairport Road on the north west corner. The Erskine Church appears much like it did when it was built in 1853-54. It has been moved back on the property one hundred feet and mounted on a stone foundation. The cemetery was established in 1854 also. The cemetery is now maintained by Dunbarton-Fairport United Church.
The cemetery is located on Liverpool Road south in the Fairport area of Frenchman’s Bay. The Fairport Church was in a summer resort area and the residents started holding summer services in July 1920 until 1947, then year round weekly services were held under the auspices of Dunbarton United Church.
The church was torn down after the congregation amalgamated with the Dunbarton United Church congregation in 1975. The cemetery is now maintained by Dunbarton-Fairport United Church.
Erskine Memorial Service
The Erskine Memorial Service is held at the cemetery every year on the second Sunday of June at 3:00 p.m.
Bylaws and Price List
Cemetery Administrator Contact
For more information please contact the cemetery administrator:
- Cemecare Inc. – Phone: 905-473-5571
The Erskine & Fairport Cemeteries are owned by:
- Dunbarton-Fairport United Church
And licensed to operate under the following licenses:
- Erskine Cemetery – CM-00439
- Fairport Cemetery – CM-0440
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