Peacefully at Marshall Gowland Manor on Saturday, January 25, 2014, William ?Bill? Stuart Gardner of Sarnia passed away at the age of 83. Beloved husband of 59 years of Gloria Gardner (Nee Moore). Loving father of Stuart Gardner, Stephanie Schmidt (the late Peter) and Daphne Dubé (Pat). Cherished grandfather of Carla, Melissa (Ian), Josie, Nick, Anne, Sheerise, Alex and great-grandfather of Johnathon, Alexis and Savannah. Predeceased by his parents Gamble and Elizabeth Gardner, his 5 sisters and 1 brother. Bill was a man who volunteered in many local organizations such as; being the President of Sarnia & District Labour Council, he was on the Board of Govenors of Lambton College and was a member of the Bluewater Optimists. Bill was the recipient of the Centennial Medal in 1967 and was also very involved for many years with the Multiple Sclerosis society. Bill will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday January 29, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to follow with a time of sharing stories and memories of Bill at the Smith Family Centre (across from Smith Funeral Home). Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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