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.
Joseph (Joe) Allen Elzby passed away at the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the age of 48. Joe had courageously battled illness that was the result of a serious accident for many months. Joe was...read more
Passed away at Grey-Bruce Health Services, Meaford On Monday July 1, 2019 The Former Jean Freeborn (Nee Skippen) In her 83rd year Beloved wife of Arthur “Art” McNally. Loving mother of Bonnie Porter (George), Ronald Freeborn, Chris Wood (Barry) and Lisa Kendall...read more
Shirley Jean (Gardiner) Passed away at The Meaford Long Term Care Center on Monday, June 17, 2019 in her 95th year. Shirley was the daughter of the late William and Corsina (Parsons) Gardiner. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Ridd. Proud and loved mom of Bill...read more
Jim passed from this life at Meaford Long Term Care Friday June 14 in his 103rd year. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (nee McNally in 1999) and siblings Fred, Edith, Frank, Melbourne and Elsie. He is survived by Art & Ruby (their children James, Trevor and...read more
Don Ormsby, Passed away peacefully at the Owen Sound Hospital on Sunday March 31/19; Don was in his 90th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Deda, in 2012. He is survived by his aunt, Della Ormsby of Meaford, his sister-in-law, Lois Johnson of Waterloo and his...read more