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Memorial Programs

The Town of Fort Erie, in addition to several community organizations, offers Memorial Programs through which to recognize the memory of a loved one, to dedicate to a friend or family member, or to recognize a special occasion or event.

Dreams to Memories is a non-profit, charitable foundation serving the residents of Ontario. The Foundation assists terminally ill parents with children under the age of 15 years (and living in the same home), with an opportunity to have a family last wish experience. The Foundation also maintains a Memorial Tree Grove in Lions Sugarbowl Park, planting trees in honour of wish recipients.

Contact Dreams to Memories at 1-905-994-9777


The Angel of Peace is located adjacent to the pond at the Fort Erie Municipal Centre complex. Based upon the book ‘The Christmas Box’, the Angel of Peace provides a special place of remembrance and healing for parents who have lost young children.
Bronze plaques may be installed on the statue, in honour of a loved one.

For more information, please contact Alexandra Kiss or Kristin Peters at 905-994-8181.


A beautiful black metal bench, complete with a bronze plaque, may be dedicated in a Town park or along the Friendship Trail. 
The cost is $2,000, and includes installation of a concrete pad in a location selected in consultation with the Town. A charitable tax receipt will be issued at the end of the donation year. 

For more information, contact the Town of Fort Erie at 905-871-1600, ext 2506.

Memorial Bench Donation Form

Memorial benches are also available along the Niagara Parkway. Please contact the Niagara Parks Commission or visit its website, for more information.



A tree is a lasting tribute that will benefit the community as a whole by enhancing our natural environment. A native deciduous or coniferous tree, complete with a corian plaque, may be dedicated in a Town Park.
The cost is $500 and the donor will be issued a charitable tax receipt.

For more information, contact the Town of Fort Erie at 905-871-1600, ex 2483.

Memorial Tree Application Form