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

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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Patterson, Dorothy Isabella (nee Jamieson)

October 13, 1916 - January 28, 2018 – It is with profound sadness that we announce Dorothy's passing at her home in Meaford, Ontario, on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Dorothy was in her 102nd year. She was the daughter of the Late Fred and Margaret Jamieson of Eugenia,...

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Smedley, John Anthony

April 23, 1937 to January 12, 2018. Greatly missed by his many family and friends in both Canada and England. Predeceased by his son Frank (1965-2014), remembered by his children Richard, Andrew, Rachel and David as well as his grandchildren Mitchell, Benjamen,...

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Lewin, Steven Michael

Steven Michael Lewin, 70, passed away suddenly on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound. Steve was born on February 7, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario to William James and May Lewin (Walker). He graduated from Malvern Collegiate...

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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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