Tim Matthews Independent Family Funeral Director

97 reviews

Independent funeral directors in Southampton serving bereaved families with bespoke funeral arrangements

Latest Verified Reviews

Kim Johnston 12th May 2024

Tim was professional and listened to us from the first time we contacted him and throughout the process of arranging our father’s funeral. He allowed us to take our time in how we wanted the ceremony and never pressured us at any time but was like an  old sympathetic friend showing empathy and compassion. Thank you Tim and your colleagues for your support in giving our father the best send off, he would have loved it. We will recommend your service to others who need this, thank you again from us both for taking pressure from us and allowing us to grieve and celebrate our father. 

Martin Downing 7th May 2024

Tim was an excellent support making the whole process feel easy at an otherwise difficult time with lots to organise. 

Emma McGann 2nd May 2024

Tim and his team are wonderful, they are sympathetic, empathic and showed my father the greatest respect after he passed away. Tim appreciated what a difficult time it was for us after losing my father who was very much loved by us all, but he was on hand at all hours of the day and night to make sure that we were coping and to deal with my fathers arrangements, nothing was ever too much trouble for Tim. My fathers service went without a hitch and those that attended all said what a beautiful service it was, none of which would have been possible without Tim and his team with us every step of the way and for that we cant thank him enough.

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Location

36 Lyndale Road
Park Gate
Hampshire
SO31 6QN

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Call: 01489 232068

About Us

With a history of family funeral directing since 1959, Tim Matthews is an independent funeral director in Park Gate, Southampton, covering the Hampshire and Dorset areas.

Whether your loved one wanted a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary celebration of life, Tim Matthews Independent Family Funeral Director can help you plan the perfect farewell. The level of service remains the same, whatever style of funeral you choose to have and Tim Matthews is committed to providing the highest care for you and your loved one.

They can work to a variety of different budgets and never turn a family away or credit score your application for funeral services. In addition to low cost options such as direct cremation, they can also provide a Victorian style horse drawn funeral service, complete with a pair of Belgian black or white Lipizzaner horses driven by an authentically dressed whip and groom.

They also provide a memorial masonry service and work with all local churchyards and cemeteries. You can choose from a wide range of memorial stones in order to create a lasting symbol of remembrance for your loved one.

Whether it be a traditional look, willow, seagrass or even a bespoke colourful coffin, they can supply you with the best choice for you and your loved one. All their coffins are manufactured in the U.K. and are fully compliant with all regulations.

Tim Matthews Independent Family Funeral Director is located on Lyndale Road in Park Gate, Southampton and offers a 24-hour service. Call their Southampton funeral home now to find out more about the services they provide and begin making funeral arrangements for your loved one.

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Kim Johnston 12th May 2024

    Tim was professional and listened to us from the first time we contacted him and throughout the process of arranging our father’s funeral. He allowed us to take our time in how we wanted the ceremony and never pressured us at any time but was like an  old sympathetic friend showing empathy and compassion. Thank you Tim and your colleagues for your support in giving our father the best send off, he would have loved it. We will recommend your service to others who need this, thank you again from us both for taking pressure from us and allowing us to grieve and celebrate our father. 

  • 5 Martin Downing 7th May 2024

    Tim was an excellent support making the whole process feel easy at an otherwise difficult time with lots to organise. 

  • 5 Emma McGann 2nd May 2024

    Tim and his team are wonderful, they are sympathetic, empathic and showed my father the greatest respect after he passed away.

    Tim appreciated what a difficult time it was for us after losing my father who was very much loved by us all, but he was on hand at all hours of the day and night to make sure that we were coping and to deal with my fathers arrangements, nothing was ever too much trouble for Tim.

    My fathers service went without a hitch and those that attended all said what a beautiful service it was, none of which would have been possible without Tim and his team with us every step of the way and for that we cant thank him enough.

  • 5 Jenny Carter 23rd Apr 2024

    From my first call to Tim until the end of the funeral I experienced nothing but care and patience from him. Phone calls were answered by him...always, and that was so nice.
    I whole-heartedly recommend Tim. There is nothing he could have done better.

  • 5 Geoff Dear 9th Apr 2024

    Tim goes above and beyond to make everything perfect. I would highly recommend. 

  • 5 Rob Berry 26th Mar 2024

    Very friendly and caring service. Many Thanks

  • 5 Mark Rogers 24th Mar 2024

    My wife and myself met Tim at Rose villa care home as we were both working there, we found Tim to be a very gentle and caring man who is very easy to get on with.
    When my late nephew passed it was Tim that took care of his funeral and done so amazingly.
    Then Tim arranged my wife’s sister’s again he did a tremendous job.
    When my wife recently became terminally ill my wife mentioned, you know who I want you to arrange my funeral, I said of course I do, Tim.
    Tim carried out my wife funeral with care, dignity and respect and goes above and beyond to make sure that things go as smooth as possible, with as little stress as possible.
    If you reading this you probably have a lot to think about at this time, all I can say is  call Tim Mathews I promise you won’t regret it.

  • 5 Matt Angus 23rd Feb 2024

    Tim has been absolutely fantastic as he always is. Very personable and nothing is ever too much trouble. I cannot recommend him enough. Thank you Tim for everything you’ve done for Kayleigh and us as her family through this awful time. 

    Tim Matthews replied
    You are very welcome Matt. It's always a privilege to look after your lovely family. Thinking of you and your brave girls, take care and I'm here if you just need a chat,,,just call.
  • 5 Sara Yeats 21st Feb 2024

    Tim manages everything in a friendly, calm an professional manner. Highly recommend.

  • 5 Paul Bates 11th Feb 2024

    Tim and his was team were kind, considerate, attentive and efficient throughout. I would happily recommend Tim for his professional but friendly service - thank you so much. 

  • 5 Isobel Donaldson 25th Jan 2024

    I would definitely recommend this family run business to everyone. The care and attention to detail they provided was excellent. The staff were so helpful and always there for me. It was the first and saddest funeral I’ve had to arrange but they made the whole process so easy to sort, everything was arranged for me stress free and very professional. 
    Thank you for all your help.
    Kind regards
    Isobel

  • 5 Clare Harley 23rd Dec 2023

    Professional yet personal service. Couldn’t ask for better. Thank you Tim 

  • 5 Patricia Taylor 16th Dec 2023

    Very professional but so gentle and caring

  • 5 David Corbett 29th Oct 2023

    Tim’s attention to detail was first class, he took away all aspects of the arrangements and completed them with a professional and kindness so important at such times.

    Nothing was a problem, I would highly recommend Tim as you get a personal service that has been passed from father to son.

    Thank you Tim and your staff

  • 5 John Stamper 20th Oct 2023

    Tim brought a very personal and family-orientated approach to the arrangements for my beautiful wife, Sharon. I have never had to arrange a funeral before and Tim made everything very straightforward with a calmness and sensitivity throughout which brought great comfort to us as a family. From bringing Sharon home to the day of the funeral itself, Tim and his team dealt with matters seamlessly, taking away as much of the potential stress as possible for us. It was as 'nice' a day as it could possible have been for us to properly say our farewells.
    Highly recommended.
    With sincere thanks,
    John Stamper

  • 5 Martin Reed 23rd Sep 2023

    Tim is very professional and will deal with everything. He provided an excellent service.

  • 5 Carol Bramley 30th Jul 2023

    From first to last contact Tim couldn't have been more helpful to us at this sad time for our family. He was compassionate and was there for us every step of the way. I cannot fault his kind and thoughtful manner throughout and I would highly recommend his services to anyone who finds themselves in need of such.

  • 5 Jenny Fisher 4th Jul 2023

    Tim was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and he held our hands through the whole process we will always be grateful.
    Thank you

  • 5 Christine Humphrey 1st Jul 2023

    Very friendly and helpful and gave advice on all aspects of ceremony

  • 5 Cath Carless 2nd Apr 2023

    Tim was the most considerate , kind and helpful man always quick to respond in a thorough and supportive manner . Time never appeared to be an issue  in terms of how long we spent meeting or talking in response to a query I might raise  . Changing our minds on things which we did was never an issue . He introduced me to a fabulous florist and amazingly kind and empathic celebrant . I would highly recommend him . 

  • 5 Julie Wade 14th Feb 2023

    Tim your kindness and compassion was in abundance from first meeting you. Your attention to detail made our Dad’s funeral a truly beautiful and memorable day. You helped us and more importantly our Mum, give him the best send off, one he truly deserved. From Mum, myself and the rest of the family, thank you so much 💙

  • 5 John White 3rd Feb 2023

    Very sympathetic and helpful. Many favourable comments about the service and Kellys contribution as celebrant
    Would definitely recommend Tim and his team.

  • 5 Michael Izzard 24th Dec 2022

    Can’t express how thoughtful and excellent Tim’s service has been

  • 5 Alex Nunn 16th Aug 2022

    Cannot recommend Tim and his team highly enough.

     He worked tirelessly to ensure everyone of my fathers wishes were met, calling in favours where necessary and generally going above and beyond. Not easy in the august heat!

    Respectful, professional and still personal. Thanks Tim et al!

  • 5 Liz Morgan 12th Aug 2022

    We were guided and supported so well by Tim, from first contact. We were kept informed 
    at all times with great advice and helped to achieve everything we wanted for a perfect celebration of dads life. It was so helpful and reassuring to be in such safe hands. 

Address
36 Lyndale Road
Park Gate
Hampshire
SO31 6QN

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Latest Verified Reviews

Kim Johnston 12th May 2024

Tim was professional and listened to us from the first time we contacted him and throughout the process of arranging our father’s funeral. He allowed us to take our time in how we wanted the ceremony and never pressured us at any time but was like an  old sympathetic friend showing empathy and compassion. Thank you Tim and your colleagues for your support in giving our father the best send off, he would have loved it. We will recommend your service to others who need this, thank you again from us both for taking pressure from us and allowing us to grieve and celebrate our father. 

Martin Downing 7th May 2024

Tim was an excellent support making the whole process feel easy at an otherwise difficult time with lots to organise. 

Emma McGann 2nd May 2024

Tim and his team are wonderful, they are sympathetic, empathic and showed my father the greatest respect after he passed away. Tim appreciated what a difficult time it was for us after losing my father who was very much loved by us all, but he was on hand at all hours of the day and night to make sure that we were coping and to deal with my fathers arrangements, nothing was ever too much trouble for Tim. My fathers service went without a hitch and those that attended all said what a beautiful service it was, none of which would have been possible without Tim and his team with us every step of the way and for that we cant thank him enough.

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