Celebrating Life In Our Community For Over 90 Years
Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre is able to provide a wide array of Funeral, Cremation, and Pre-Arrangement services. We pride ourselves in assisting families to create a meaningful and affordable celebration of their loved ones life.
In 1927 M.E. Gardiner and his son Bill arrived in Meaford from Exeter and established a funeral business to serve the needs of this community. The business was first established at 36 Trowbridge Street East, then moved to 4 Sykes Street North where it remained for many years. In 1951 the Gardiner Funeral business was sold to Sandy and Ruth Alton and Bert and Jean Hamilton.
Don Wilson, nephew of Bert and Jean Hamilton, began working in the business in 1960 while attending high school. In 1963 he graduated from the Canadian School of Embalming; the following year he married the former Marigay Cook of Meaford, and in 1969 he and Marigay realized their desire to be a continuing part of the growth of our town, and purchased the Gardiner Funeral Home.
To better meet the needs of a growing and caring community, 1975 saw the move to the present location to the historic “Cleland Home” at 69 Denmark Street. The “Cleland Home” was built in 1872.
After receiving a B.A. degree from Windsor University, their son Brent joined his parents in the business. We are proud to be continuing this long established business in our beautiful community, and serving the fine people of this area.
Doris Wells - passed peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie surrounded by her family on Friday March 01, 2019 in her 80th year. Doris, was the loving wife of the late Bill Wells and the loving mother to Micheal Wells (France LaRose) of Ottawa and Corey Wells...read more
Passed away at The Grey –Bruce Regional Health Centre, In Owen Sound On Thursday, February 14, 2019. Helen Ford (Nee Butchart) In her 89th year Beloved wife of Cecil, loving mother of Janet Van Camp. Sadly missed by three grandchildren; Mary Meyer (Sam), Michael Van...read more
The family of Veronika Rieger are saddened with the passing of a terrific lady that many of you knew as Oma, Mama, Vera, Veronika, Hun and Tetka. Veronika Rieger passed away at The Meaford Hospital on Monday, February 4th, 2019. She was a lady with good spirit...read more
Elfriede Scholl (Sawinski), In her 83rd year. Passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kitchener, on Thursday January 10th, 2019 due to Heart complications. Elfriede worked in the community as Real Estate Agent, Deli Manager at Valu- mart, a health care worker with...read more
The Johnston family is saddened to announce the passing of Richard Brian "Spike" Johnston of Meaford on January 1, 2019. Spike passed away in his 79th year at Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre with his family by his side. Spike is survived by his loving wife of 48...read more