"I have a wealth of experience and knowledge in all funeral aspects and will always practice to the highest of standards. I always respect the deceased and my clients and I will always try to provide a service to meet your wishes, adhering to any guidelines, laws and other people as not to cause upset or distress to them."
Mark Wait
Funeral Director at Mark Wait Funeral Service
About Mark Wait Funeral Service
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We are a truly independent funeral service. We are not part of any national company and not incorporated.

I was born in Newcastle, went to local schools and since leaving have worked in the funeral profession for over 38 years. I am fully qualified and are the only independent funeral director in Newcastle holding both the Diploma in Funeral Directing and also the British Institute of Embalmers.

My knowledge in funeral service started with the North Eastern Cooperative where I worked for 25 years in Newcastle and Tyneside. At the North Eastern Cooperative I progressed through from a funeral worker into management. In 2006 I joined Newcastle Funeral Service in Gosforth and for the next 8 years worked there in a self-employed role.

During my time at Newcastle Funeral Service I felt a need within the industry for a more personal bespoke service and as such felt it was time to open my own funeral home. In 2014 it setup Mark Wait Funeral Service and have had the pleasure to provide my personal service to families throughout the North East. In 2017 I was joined by my daughter Kelsey and we are now both well known in providing an enviable high standard of service to all our clients.

Between us we have 48 years of wealth, experience and knowledge in all funeral aspects and will always practice to the highest of standards. We always respect the deceased, our clients and always provide a service to meet your wishes, adhering to any guidelines, laws and consider other people as not to cause upset or distress to them.

We are always available 24 hours a day to answer any questions that you may have whether your call is in relation to a death, pre-paid funeral or just a general enquiry we look forward to speaking to you.

We always try to support local businesses and will seek to source services and goods as close to our own area as possible.

Yours sincerely

Mark & Kelsey
Mark’s guidance made it easy
“A funeral is one of the most difficult events to go through. Mark’s guidance made it easy to take care of all the government forms and then obtaining the sort of funeral the family wanted. All of the arrangements he organised went so well. I would heavily recommend using this company.”

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    review rating 5  The first time I used Mark Waite was for the Funeral arrangements for my brother and everything went to plan so I had no hesitation to use his services again at the sad death of my mam.. The whole family was distraught and we were able to go and see him the same day as my mam had passed away. We were welcomed by his daughter Kelsey and then introduced to Mark. He went through everything and nothing was rushed. He gave us options and a price plan which we took home to look at. We decided the next day that we would like to go ahead and contacted him and asked him to arrange the Flowers as well and also details of the music we wanted and the Celebrant to do the Service. We also asked could we visit mam and it was arranged. Mam looked really nice in her own clothes and they have even put some make up on her and set her hair. The day of the Funeral loomed and Mark and the team arrived on time. The cars were beautiful and clean and the Funeral Attendants were dressed very smart. The Funeral itself was just as we had asked for and there was nothing that could be faulted. We were all treated with Professionalism and Care at such a sad time in our lives. Mam got what she wished for.

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    review rating 5  Having no experience of funeral services in Newcastle we were working in the dark but came across Mark's funeral services and liked the family approach and as soon as we met Kelsey we knew we had found the right company. Mark and Kelsey showed great compassion and provided outstanding service, knowledge and guidance throughout. Would absolutely recommend them.

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    review rating 5  (posted on behalf of my father) When my wife died a few weeks ago, Mark Wait was our immediate choice for funeral services: in the past, he had provided them with regard to my mother-in-law and our niece and we had been very impressed. He came out at midnight to take my wife from our home to a local chapel of rest and from that point he put us entirely at our ease. He explained all that he did, organised everything just as we wished and was wholly professional and repectful whilst at the same time being warm and informal. For me, our son and our daughter, this was the worst time of our lives but he ensured that the funeral was a fitting tribute to a wonderful person. We would recommend him without hesitation.

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