Ron Gardiner

Ron Gardiner

Saturday, October 28th, 1939 - Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
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Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Ronald Harold Gardiner owned and operated Gardiner's Smoke Shop both on King Street and in the Brockville Shopping Centre for many years.

Beloved husband of the late Iris (nee Helmer), who predeceased him September 30, 2010. Brother-in-law of Joan Burns (Bob), Sharon Manley (Phillip deceased), Gary Helmer (Heather), Ron Helmer (Jean) and Don Helmer (Peggy). Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews including Keith and Kim McCrae, Joe and Jim Manley, Al and Roberta Peters, Wendy Onstein, Angela Barton, Kerri and Lori Helmer, as well as several great nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by his longtime friend Jane Mitton. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Helen Gardiner.

A special thank you to Dr. Hay, Dr. Au, Dr. Sharma, Carrie Seguin; and the BGH Palliative Care Unit. Ron was very active in his community including Wall Street United Church, Brockville Lions Club (Lions Music Festival and Lions Steel Drum Band) and Our Kenyan Kids.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Sunday, October 4th from 1 until 4 pm. A ceremony celebrating Ron's life will be held on Monday, October 5th at 1 o'clock at Wall Street United Church, 5 Wall Street, Brockville. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Maitland.

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The service for the late Ron Gardiner will be Live Streamed and people can access this at the time of the service (starting at 12:50pm) by going to the Wall Street church webpage and clicking on the LiveStream or by clicking on this link

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Arthritis Society or the Leeds and Grenville SPCA will be gratefully acknowledged.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, October 4th, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel
    4 James Street East
    Brockville, ON K6V 1J9
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  • Service

    Monday, October 5th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, October 5th, 2020 1:00pm
    Wall Street United Church
    5 Wall Street
    Brockville, ON K6V 4R8
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  • Interment

    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
    (Maitland Road) P.O. Box 44
    Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0
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Shirley Avery

Posted at 01:54pm
My condolences to all of Ron's family and friends. He was a dear man. It was so enjoyable to work along beside him at many of the church's activities. Always kind, thoughtful and a real loving presence. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Ron.
Shirley Avery

Margo Judge

Posted at 03:21pm
Our sincere condolences. We always enjoyed working with Ron. Larry & Margo Judge

Bob Crotty

Posted at 03:40pm
Our Condolences to the Gardiner and Helmer Families. Please except our sincere condolences , Ron was one of those people that you could'nt forget after meeting him . He was a gentleman in all respects and was our pleasure to have known him. Bob & Brenda Crotty

Jim & Linda Hanes

Posted at 10:21am
Our sincere condolences to Ron’s family & friends. What a wonderful, caring person who contributed so much to his community.
He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Sincerely, Jim & Linda

Ron Pottinger

Posted at 07:25am
My sincere condolences to Ron's family.
I don't think Ron ever met a stranger! He had that warm smile and pleasant demeanor that would make anyone feel comfortable. He was always a gentleman and a pleasure to be around and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, Ron.

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