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Fairmount Cemetery

est. 1900

Fairmount Cemetery has been a last resting place for many residents of Strathcona County for over 100 years. The Cemetery was founded in 1900 after the land was donated by Fred Higley for a church and cemetery. The first burial took place in 1903.

The property is cared for by a group of volunteers from the community and Ardrossan United Church. The Cemetery is dedicated to the residents of the community. Burial and cremation plots continue to be available.


Fairmount Cemetery

Fairmount Cemetery is located between the the lanes of divided Highway #16 and Range Road 220 in Strathcona County.

Fairmount Cemetery is owned by The United Church of Canada, and is under the care of Ardrossan United Church, Trustees.

The land where the cemetery is located was homesteaded by Mr. Fred Higley. In 1900, he donated “his hill” as the site for a Methodist Church and a Cemetery. The first burials took place in the fall of 1903. The name suggested for the church and cemetery was “Fairmount”. The land donated totaled ¾ of an acre. A further acre was purchased in the early 1950”s. One of the early burials is that of a Canadian soldier, Fred R. Ross who died in World War I.

In 1979, cement was poured for permanent gate posts, and the rock facing, along with crosses was completed in 1980. Black granite plaques were mounted on each post. One to honour the pioneers and the other with the name of the cemetery. A wrought iron gate was installed to finish off the frontal area.

The cemetery has continuously been cared for by a committee of church and community volunteers.


Fairmount Cemetery

Dedicated to the residents of Strathcona County.


Fairmount Cemetery

Highway #16 and Range Road 220,
Strathcona County, ALberta, Canada

Rae MacMillan

Ardrossan United Church