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Memorable Manitobans: George Gardiner (1852-1912)

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George Gardiner
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Funeral director and embalmer.

Born in County Monaghan, Ireland on 6 March 1852, he emigrated to Canada in 1869. He worked in Winnipeg as a funeral director and embalmer, and his firm was known long after his death as Leatherdale Gardiner Funeral Chapels. He and wife Lucinda Emily Knox (1860-1917) had a son Arthur Bertram Gardiner (1883-1963). 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 the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Gardiner House (89 Scotia Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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]

Obituary [Lucinda Emily Gardiner], Winnipeg Tribune, 17 January 1917, page 14.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2020

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