An independently run business with an enviable reputation and attention to detail.

Service 24 hours each day

Mark Wait Funeral Service is a truly independent funeral service. I am not part of any national company, not incorporated and do not have various business names, I am Mark Wait Funeral Service.

I was born in Newcastle, went to local schools and since leaving have worked in the funeral profession and now have over 38 years’ experience. I am fully qualified in what I do, holding both the Diploma in Funeral Directing and also the British Institute of Embalmers.

My knowledge in funeral service started with a national company where I worked for 25 years in Newcastle, North & South Tyneside progressing through from a funeral worker into management roles, then in 2006 I was faced with redundancy. For the next 8 years I worked for Newcastle Funeral Service in Gosforth and Kenton in a self-employed role.

I felt it was time for me to be able to provide a more personal bespoke service to my customers which is now where Mark Wait Funeral Service starts. I decided it was time for me to open my own funeral home, I have always worked in the North East and I am well known in providing an enviable high standard of service to my clients.

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 when possible 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.

If you request something that is not able to be arranged due to constraints, I will make you aware and try a compromise to get the service as close to what you wish as possible.

I am always available 24 hours a day to answer any questions that you may have. If your call is in relation to a death, pre-paid funeral or just a general enquiry please do not hesitate to call me.

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

My daughter Kelsey and I look forward to speaking to you.


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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