KIRKPATRICK STONEWORKS HISTORY

Creating memorials of lasting beauty in Southern Ontario since 1929

From Modest Beginnings…

OUR HISTORY

Leslie Alexander Kirkpatrick was apprenticed to his stonemason uncle who emigrated from Scotland at the turn of the 20th century. Leslie eventually migrated to Welland, where he met and married widow, Beatrice (Misener) O'Brine. In 1929 he started L.A. Kirkpatrick and son in a tiny shop in Fonthill with his then 14-year-old stepson Earle. Many a tale was told about taking potatoes and other goods in exchange for monuments in the lean years of the Great Depression.

Throughout the years, numerous changes took place. A new shop was built in the 50’s next to Fonthill cemetery and "Double Process Carving" and "Steel Shot Sandblasting" were introduced - first time in this area. This process, still used today, produces clearer, sharper lettering and designs, using no paint. In 1964, responding to growing demand further to the west, the Dunnville office was opened. Some years later, Earle's son and son-in-law joined the firm and an equipment modernization program began. The late 70’s and early 80’s saw the acquisition of two businesses from long-time friends and competitors in Welland and St. Catharines and a new office opened in Niagara Falls. In 1987, Monu-cad, an industry specific computer assisted design system was introduced, the first of its kind in Canada and only second in the world. This system, still used today, allows us to show families a scaled drawing of exactly what they are getting before any work was done.

The new millennium saw some changes. In 2001, employee, Mike Law purchased the firm from the retiring owners. Having been with the company since 1994, Mike quite easily segued from labourer to facilitator to owner. At this time, the company's name was simplified to Kirkpatrick Monuments. In 2009, an office was opened in Fort Erie, and a natural stone and quartz counter top operation began in the Fonthill facility. In 2010 Bradfield Monuments in Simcoe, Ontario was purchased, bringing the total locations to seven. In 2016, we acquired Rigg Mooney Monuments on Queen St. in Niagara Falls. Our existing Kirkpatrick showroom on Drummond Rd. was moved to the Queen St. location after renovations were completed. We then transitioned to our new location in Niagara Falls on Stanley Ave. at the corner of Thorold Stone Rd. just north of Fairview Cemetery where we offer a bright, modern showroom and ample free parking. In April of 2017 we further expanded by purchasing Barber Monuments in St. Catharines and assimilating the business into our existing Kirkpatrick location on Queenston St. next to Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

Serving our communities since 1929 has been an honour and a privilege. We thank all of the families who have put their trust and confidence in us and welcome the opportunity to serve those who need us.

"KIRKPATRICK IS FOUNDED ON QUALITY,
CRAFTSMANSHIP AND EXPERIENCE."

In 2001, Mike Law became owner of Kirkpatrick Stoneworks.

Through ongoing expansion, along with his team, Kirkpatrick continues to provide premiere products and services in the same way the original founders intended.

Mike Law

INTRODUCTION TO KIRKPATRICK

Quality, Design, Craftsmanship and Honest Value...Guaranteed.
At Kirkpatrick we strive to create a memory that lasts.
Your family legacy is built to stand the test of time.
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Manufacturing Facility Only

23 Highland Avenue, Fonthill L0S 1E0
Phone: 905-892-3061  |  Fax: 905-892-0939
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
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8412 Hwy. #3 RR# 5, Dunnville ON N1A 2W4
Phone: 905-774-6521  |  Fax: 905-774-6521
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
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Bradfield Monuments (div. of Kirkpatrick)
333 Queensway West, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2M9
Phone: 519-426-4817  |  Fax: 519-426-8200
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
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1051 Niagara Street, Welland ON L3C 1M5
Phone: 905-732-6752  |  Fax: 905-732-6534
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
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4065 Stanley Ave. Niagara Falls, L2E 4Z1
Phone: 905-357-5800  |  Fax: 905-357-2236
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
NEW LOCATION!
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432 Queenston Street St. Catharines L2P 2Y2
Phone: 905-682-3862  |  Fax: 905-682-3665
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
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1267 Garrison Road, Fort Erie L2A 1P2
Phone: 905-871-5558  |  Fax: 905-871-5558
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
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GENERAL INQUIRIES

KIRKPATRICK STONEWORKS

Quality craftsmanship, experience and superior customer support.

Helping families express their love, respect and honour into memorials of lasting beauty since 1929.

HEAD OFFICE

Manufacturing Facility Only
23 Highland Avenue, 
Fonthill, Ontario L0S 1E0
Phone: 905-892-3061

COUNTERTOP DIVISION

Did you know Kirkpatrick Stoneworks also specializes in Granite Countertops?
Call 905-892-4656