About Us

A legacy of love for generations of Cantabrians

A walk through the Canterbury Memorial Gardens is a walk through our community’s history. We’re guardians to generations of Cantabrians.

Our committed team are here for you

Organising a service and cremation and a memorial can be a difficult, emotional journey. Our team are here to help.

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Your support team

We’re here to support you and answer all your questions. We’ve cared for grieving Cantabrians for over 85 years and bring compassion and experience to every situation.

About Our Gardeners

Your gardeners

Our dedicated gardeners look after the gardens, tending the roses and maintaining the mature trees. We see our work as a service to our community, beautiful evidence of our promise to care for your loved one in perpetuity.

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Barbara Terry

General Manager

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Nicola Mirfin

Admin / Memorial advisor / Chapel support

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Jane Stapley

Admin / Memorial advisor / Chapel support

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Ane Mahe

Admin / Memorial advisor / Chapel support

Canterbury Staff Vicki Moore

Vicki Moore

Admin / Memorial advisor 

Team Head Gardener

Phillip Bainbridge

Cremator and Monumental Technician

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Andrew Burnett

Head Gardener

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Patrick Gallagher


Team Gardener 2

Himanshu Saini


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Ruby Taylor


Canterbury Staff David Burson

David Burson


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Researching your genealogy

If you’re researching your family’s history and your relative was cremated here, we can help you find answers, including their date of death and cremation, and where any memorial is located.

Annual remembrance service

Every year on the 2nd Thursday in December, we host a service for those who wish to light a candle of remembrance for loved ones.

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Request a guided tour of the gardens

We’re always happy to host tours of the memorial gardens and chapel for gardening associations, historical societies, and other interested community groups.

We’re here to help

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