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WC Matthews Generations

Family Owned, Independent

W C Matthews & Son is a family owned, independent company and is one of the oldest surviving family businesses in the area. Established in 1880 we have been serving the community in West Cornwall and beyond ever since. Our family firm has continued working through two World Wars, the Great Depression, countless other national crises and now a second pandemic, having already survived the pandemic of Spanish Flu more than hundred years ago!

The main ethos of the business has not changed in all this time, in that we put our families first in all we do.  Our aim is to give bereaved families the service and support they need in the best way possible.

Chris Matthews is now the fifth generation of the Matthews family to run the business with support from Muriel, Alison and Sarah. Chris took the lead when his father Mike became ill some time ago, having worked alongside his father in all he did since the age of 16.

Chris Matthews

Sympathy, Support and Expertise

We know how hard it is to lose a loved one and can offer the sympathy, support and expertise which families need in their time of loss. We truly do pull together to help your family at a time when you need it most. We can help unburden you from much of the stress of arranging a funeral, so you can focus on the things that are most important to you, leaving you as much time as possible to be with your family and friends.

Our priority is to listen and support the bereaved, carry out their wishes and guide them through the difficult steps they may have to take.

It is important to have a unique and meaningful celebration of your loved one’s life whether it be a simple, traditional or alternative funeral or a larger occasion bringing family and friends together we offer a totally personal and completely bespoke service. It can be religious or non-religious and we can supply a coffin to suit your preference from traditional to wicker, wool, bamboo or even handmade.