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

Ward, Elgin Robert

Veteran (WWII) Passed away at The Meaford Long Term Care Centre On Wednesday May 23, 2018.   Elgin Ward In his 98th year   Beloved husband of the late Reatice (nee Harvey). Loving father of Joan (Steve Knight), Bill (Wendy), Val Wark and Donna (Keith Dunnill). Sadly...

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Neumann, Gunter

Gunter Neumann passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Meaford Hospital on May 19, 2018 at the age of 81. Gunter was born in Hamburg, Germany on March 31, 1937. He immigrated to Canada in 1958 where he began working and managing in the data processing...

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Tiffin, Rosemary Ruth

Passed away at The Meaford Long Term Care Centre On Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Rosemary Tiffin In her 85th year Beloved wife of the late Bill Tiffin. Loving mother of Brad (Heather), Brian and Bruce (Andrea). Sadly missed by seven grandchildren; Jason, Travis (Ashley), Sean...

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Knight, Keith George

Passed away at The Meaford Long Term Care Centre, on January 13, 2018, Keith Knight,in his 93rd year. Beloved Husband of the late Blanche Cann who predeceased him in 2013. Dear father of Michael (Carol) of Kingston; Stephen (Joan), Richard (Maureen), Joan (Robert...

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Brooke, Lillian Annie Martha

Passed away at Central Place Retirement Home in Owen Sound On Monday, April 2, 2018 Lillian Brooke In her 96th year Beloved wife of the late Gordon Brooke, loving mother of Garnet (Shirley) of Meaford, Hazel Smith of Owen Sound and Edna (Pete Van Aalst) of Woodford....

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