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

Scholl, Elfriede Helene

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...

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Johnston, “Spike” Richard Brian

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...

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Cornfield, Peter Marshal

In his 60th year, suddenly on Friday December 28th, 2018 at Meaford General Hospital. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Carman Cornfield (2009), Ruth Cornfield (2014) and his brother  Mervyn . Survived by sister Norma and brother Paul. Peter will be missed by many...

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McNally, Reta Grace

Passed away suddenly with her family by her side at the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre on December 18, 2018 The former Reta Miller In her 57th year Loving daughter of the late Keith and Velma Miller Beloved wife of Russell McNally of Chatsworth. Devoted mother of...

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Shortt, Irma Marie

Passed away at Summit Place Long Term Care Centre in Owen Sound on November 27, 2018 The former Irma Clarke In her 90th year Beloved wife of the late Allan Shortt, loving mother of Jeanette ( Doug Rankin) of Owen Sound, Louis (Julia) of Manitoulin Island, Joyce of...

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