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

Breadner, May Yvonne

Peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at the Grey Bruce Health Services, on Tuesday evening, December 3rd, 2019 after a brief illness.  May Yvonne Breadner (nee Russell), of Owen Sound and formerly of Meaford, in her 85th year. Dearly loved wife of the late...

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Murray, George Elmer

Passed away at the Country Lane Nursing Home in Chatsworth On Thursday November 21, 2019 George Murray In his 85 year Beloved husband of the late Mary (Heagy) . Loving father of Connie McLean (Jamie) of Meaford, Paul (Brenda) of Keswick and daughter-in-law Linda of...

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Barker, John Gordon

June 30, 1944 to November 20, 2019 John/Bunny/Dad/Grandpa had a larger than life personality and those who knew him will remember his wicked and often inappropriate sense of humour. His passions were his family, friends, golf, rock and roll, lawn care, and a good...

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Elzby , Joseph Allen

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...

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McNally, Jean Laurene

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...

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