"At Mark Wait Funeral Directors Newcastle Upon Tyne we have a wealth of experience and knowledge in all funeral aspects and 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
I was born in Newcastle, went to local schools and since leaving have worked in the funeral profession for over 41 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.
As a Funeral Directors Newcastle Upon Tyne we always try to support local businesses and will seek to source services and goods as close to our own area as possible.
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Following my mother’s death, I researched possible Funeral Directors in the area. Mark Wait had excellent reviews, in fact they were all 5 star and I was concerned by this. I phoned Mark and he was both empathetic and genuinely concerned for our bereavement. From that moment his advice and kindness during this distressing time was second to none. The funeral was a very small and simple affair, where even minor issues had the potential to become magnified. Mark however, ensured he knew exactly what we wanted and fulfilled all our wishes perfectly. I fully understand people’s 5 star reviews, and would unreservedly recommend his services.
I would not hesitate to recommend Mark Wait as the service he provided was first class. Very professional, friendly, understanding and patient, just what you need in difficult times like organising a funeral of a loved one. I was very impressed with every aspect of the process, from start to finish it went so smoothly and everything was explained perfectly. I could not have expected or asked for anything more, he exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend using Mark, he was superb. Thanks again mark Karen & Jason Conn
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