- Note on the statistics of cremations:
Most city crematoria are owned and operated by the local council although there has been a trend in recent years towards funeral homes establishing their own small crematory.
There is no national organisation for these facilities and therefore no accurate details of those currently operating. Within the funeral industry it is acknowledged that
70% of deaths are cremated.
- Number of crematoria: unknown
- Cremation Organisation:
- Cremation Society of Canterbury Limited
PO Box 398
- General Manager:
- Barbara Terry
- Date of foundation:
- 1936 as a private company