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Memorable Manitobans: George Gardiner (1852-1912)

Click to enlargeFuneral director and embalmer.

Born in County Monaghan, Ireland on 6 March 1852, he emigrated to Canada in 1869. He married Lucinda Knox, who died before 1901, leaving him a widower with son Arthur Bertram Gardiner. He worked in Winnipeg as a funeral director and embalmer, and his firm exists today [2008] as Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Chapels. He was a member of the AF & AM (Prince Rupert Lodge), IOOF (North Star Lodge), Loyal Orange Lodge, and COF. He died at his Winnipeg home, 89 Scotia Street, on 23 January 1912 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“George Gardiner dies of pneumonia”, Manitoba Free Press, 24 January 1912, page 8.

“G. Gardiner buried”, undated newspaper clipping [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B5]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2010

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