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Wendt's Jewellery Celebrates 135 Years as a 4th Generation Family Business
Wendt's Jewellery in Mildmay, Ont. was established in August of 1884 by Charles Wendt Sr. He passed away in May of 1918. His son, Charles Wendt Jr. was overseas fighting in WWI so Jr.'s brother Bill ran the business until Jr.'s return from the war in 1919. Charles Wendt Jr. had to give up the business due to health reasons in 1953. His son, David Wendt, quit school at the age of 17 and that was the beginning of his 55 years of ownership of Wendt's Jewellery Ltd. In 1980, a gift shop was opened beside the jewellery store and then a huge expansion was added in 1993.
David talked about retiring in 1985 but instead of retiring he then opened another jewellery store in Mount Forest in 1986. David, who passed away in August of 2008, his wife Shirley along with their children built the business up to what it is today. David & Shirley's daughters Joanne & Carol along with their husbands, Greg Ross and Barry Ross (yes, the two Wendt girls married the two Ross boys), took the business over in 2003.
Years ago the jewellery store was full of china, crystal, toys, musical instruments and of course jewellery, watches and clocks. Today the jewellery store, in it's original location on the main street of Mildmay, is known for it's great selection of diamond engagement rings, gold & silver jewellery, watches and clocks. Wendt's Jewellery also specializes in custom made jewellery as well as a complete jewellery, watch and clock repair service. Their gigantic gift store is filled with home decor, pictures and hundreds of unique gift ideas.
Wendt's Jewellery looks forward to serving their customers for many years to come.