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.

Recent Obituaries

Clements, Anne Janet

Passed away peacefully at her Home On September 19th, 2018. Anne Clements In her 81st year It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Janet “Anne” Clements peacefully at home with her partner W. Cliff Thornton at her side after a long battle with lung...

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Adams, Carl Melbourne

Passed away peacefully at The Meaford Long Term Care Centre On Sunday September 9, 2018   Carl Adams In his 85th year   Beloved husband of 60years to Berniece (Nee Herd). Loving father of Brian (Rosemary) of Meaford, Cheryl Sutter (Larry) of Owen Sound and Marie Adams...

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Willcock, “Betty” Gladys Elizabeth

  Passed away  at The Grey-Bruce Health Service in Owen Sound on Monday September 3, 2018.   Betty Willcock (Nee Baker) At the age of 75   Beloved wife of Laverne, loving mother to Laurie (Duane Hewton)     Sadley missed by two grandchildren; Adam and Crystal....

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Doran, Mary Frances

Mary Doran passed away July 20, 2018 in Owen Sound, ON at the age of 83. Mary was born Mary Frances Brown on March 1, 1935 in Meaford, ON, the youngest of 4 children. Mary grew up in Meaford, ON. She attended Toronto General Hospital for nursing. Mary met, and later...

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Boyd, Vernon Joseph

  Vernon Boyd, of Meaford passed away peacefully at the Meaford General Hospital on Friday July 27, 2018. At The age of 84.Born in Meaford on May 7, 1934, Vernon was the son of the late Leslie and Lyla ( Nee Morrison) Boyd. Vernon was the beloved husband of 65 years...

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