Don Gardiner: Businessman, community leader, husband, family man and founder of Gardiner Realty Limited and Gardiner Properties, N.B. and Order of Canada recipient, died peacefully surrounded by his family on April 7, 2018, Halifax, N.S.
Don Gardiner founded Gardiner Realty, a highly-successful brokerage with offices in New Brunswick. His brokerage transitioned to Royal LePage Gardiner Realty almost 40 years ago, and was among the company’s first affiliated brokerages. Don Gardiner distinguished himself as one of the most successful real estate businessmen in the Maritimes, and went on to head the Canadian branch of the International Real Estate Federation.
Don was an iconic leader and ambassador within the communities of both Fredericton and Cape Breton. He was an active volunteer and contributor to important Cape Breton causes, including lung disease and inflammatory arthritis and other autoimmune rheumatic diseases. For his efforts, he received the Order of Canada in 2000 and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.