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

Wilcox, Mary Agnes

Mary Wilcox In her 86th year Passed away at The Meaford Long Term Care Centre, on Thursday March 29, 2018 Beloved wife of Floyd Wilcox of Meaford, loving mother of Karen Kenn of Beeton, David and his wife Cathy of Meaford and Ian and his wife Paula of St Marys. Sadly...

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Baxter, Laura Ellen

Passed away suddenly at her residence in Owen Sound on Monday March 19, 2018. Laura Baxter In her 58th year. Beloved daughter of the late Hugh and the late Alice Baxter of Meaford. Loving sister of Jamie Edmund Baxter, of Thornbury. A funeral service will be held at...

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Cornfield, Mildred May

Passed away in Lions Head on Tuesday March 6, 2018, the Former Mildred Gardner, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Stan Cornfield, loved mother of Doug (Frances) and Garry (Barb). Loving grandmother of Chris (Shelley), Gayle (Dale), David (Nikki), and Faye...

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Rothwell, Robert Edwin

Passed away at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre, on February 18th 2018, Ed Rothwell, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Linda Rothwell of Meaford, loving stepfather of Connie Richards-Mills (Colin Mills) of Tara, Clarke Richards of Collingwood. Sadly missed by...

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Bumstead, Russell Jay

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Meaford General Hospital on February 11, 2018, at the age of 85. Dear husband of Kathryn (Adams), and loving father of Lori (Alan) and Rendell (Chantal). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren: Mitchell, Solène...

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