Charles Gardiner

Obituary of Charles James Gardiner

GARDINER:  Peacefully into his Saviour's presence, at Exeter Villa Nursing Home, Exeter, on Saturday, February 24, 2024, Charles “Charlie” James Gardiner, formerly of Dashwood, age 77.  Beloved husband of Miriam Sarah Lamb (Rankin) Gardiner.  Loved father of Sarah Gardiner of Dashwood and Judith Gardiner of Glencraig Scotland.  Dear brother and brother-in-law of David and Mary Gardiner, Ben and Janice Gardiner all of Kirkton, Ann Rankin of Scotland, John Rankin of Ireland, Tom and Janetta Rankin of England.  Remembered by his nieces, nephews and their families.  Predeceased by his parents James Wilmer and Velma Gladys (Gratton) Gardiner.  Resting at the T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home, Dashwood, with Visitation on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held at the Gospel Hall, Grand Bend on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. with additional visitation 1 hour prior.  Interment Roy’s United Church Cemetery, Fullarton, at a later date.  

On behalf of the Gardiner family, for those unable to attend the funeral of brother Charles Gardiner in Grand Bend, a recording of the service has been made and can be viewed by clicking on this link


Charles trusted Christ as his personal Saviour at the age of 19, when he realized as a sinner he could be reconciled to God by the death of His Son (Romans 5:10). 

Charles loved God first, which was manifested in his love for his family.  And he loved souls of all languages and peoples.  He was in fellowship with the Christians meeting at the Grand Bend Gospel Hall. 

With patient endurance, Charles battled Parkinson’s disease for 30 years.  The family would like to thank all who contributed to his care including: Dr Mandar Jog, Dr Andrew Parrent, St Elizabeth Care Givers, local Seniors programs, Vanessa S., Dr. Jadd and the staff at Exeter Villa.

If desired, memorial donations (payable directly) to the Exeter Villa – Activities Department or the Parkinson’s Society ( would be appreciated by the family. 

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