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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

Oliver, Joan Dorothy

Joan Dorothy Oliver (née Butcher) of Meaford, ON (formerly Elmira, ON; born November 11, 1944 in Colchester, UK) passed away after a brief but courageous battle against cancer on January 10, 2018. Daughter of the late Arthur Butcher and Grace (Swainston) Butcher, Joan...

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Stewart, Blanche

Passed away in Clinton on Wednesday January 10, 2018, the former Blanche Cubitt, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Carmen Stewart, loving mother of Myrna (Glen Smith) and the late Gloria Catalano.  Loving grandmother of Kevin (Angela) and Darlene (Terry...

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Hunter, George Ellwood

George Ellwood Hunter (better known as Al Hunter, The Cabinet Man), 79, of Owen Sound, Ontario, passed away on Monday, December, 25th, 2017, at Chapman House residential hospice in Owen Sound. Son of the late Erskine Hunter and Rosie (Wall) Brown. Al is survived by...

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Murray, George Beverley

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday December, 1st 2017, “Bev” Murray, in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Rosalie (Nee Shields) of Temple Hill.Loved brother of Patricia Hadley of Barrie, and William Murray of Courtice.Predeceased by one...

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Frawley, Dorothy Isabel

Passed away Peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Saturday November 18, 2017, the former Dorothy Taylor, in her 97th year. Beloved mother of two sons Verdun and Murray Jolley.Predeceased by husbands Lloyd Jolley and Doug Frawley A private family service...

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