Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Learn the legacy.

Jardine Funeral Home is a third generation, family-owned, full service funeral home. It was established in 1953 by Millar Jardine, who was the first generation. Millar was a "depression child" that spent almost all of his time nurturing the business, which barely made it in the beginning due to Strongsville's very low population in 1953. His persistence and dedication to Strongsville and to the business was so apparent, that his two sons, Jim and George, felt it was only natural to start in the family business at ages thirteen and fifteen. For years, Millar and his boys offered the Strongsville community an ambulance service and funeral services.

As the Jardine dedication to Strongsville grew along with the Strongsville population, George headed off to Pittsburg College of Mortuary Science, so that he could follow in his Dad's footsteps. In 1971, George married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Kaminski and they began to start a family. In 1972, George graduated college and became a licensed funeral director. After college, George Jardine returned to Strongsville and has been known as the face of the second generation and owner-operator of the community's local funeral home. His involvement in the business and in the city of Strongsville can best be described as dedicated and consistent.  George and Sandra raised their 2 children in Strongsville - Jason and Joni. The Jardine Family was growing in Strongsville and they were all involved in the community and its events, its schooling, and its sports.

As time went on, Jason determined that he too, was going to continue to serve the Strongsville community and he went off to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director in 1996. In the next year, Jason married his high school sweetheart, Crystal, and they began to start their family in Strongsville. Jason and Crystal are the proud parents of 3 children- Jake, Julia, and Jesse. During the time of continuing to serve the community and raising children, Jason and Crystal continued their education and both received graduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. Crystal, too, saw the importance of taking care of the Strongsville community, so she continued on to get her funeral directors license, which she received in April 2012.

In 2006, the Jardine Funeral Home made a move down the street to our new facility located at 15822 Pearl Road.

We felt it was time for a change and in order to be better caretakers for the Strongsville citizens, we built a home that is more inviting and comfortable for them.

As George starts to focus on slowing his involvement in the business, Jason Jardine, the third generation, has initiated the slogan "Keeping The Tradition" in efforts in upholding a 63 year old, three generation, family-owned reputation.

Who We Are

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Together, we make this place amazing.

George  Jardine

George Jardine

Funeral Director
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Jason Jardine

Jason Jardine

Funeral Director
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Crystal Jardine

Crystal Jardine

Funeral Director
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Karen Marron

Karen Marron

Funeral Director
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Darrin DeCooman

Darrin DeCooman

Funeral Director
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Bernie  Leatherman

Bernie Leatherman

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Tom Brubeck

Tom Brubeck

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Diane Desmone

Diane Desmone

Pre-Need Planning Specialist
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