"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 39 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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Mark & Kelsey are a professional outfit & they handled my mam's funeral superbly. They took away any stress I was worried may be involved in the planning of mams funeral making the process much easier to deal with. I don't have experience in dealing with anything like this but I'd certainly recommend Mark Wait funeral services. They took such a friendly, professional & caring approach during which was & still is the toughest time of my life. My mam was treat with upmost dignity & dressed in her familiar comfy clothes which I'd picked out for her. She looked at peace when I visited her and the environment was so serene & respectful. A heartfelt thanks to Mark & Kelsey from all of our family & friends, mam would have been proud.
We would just like to express our gratitude not only for the funeral but over the last couple of weeks. The compassion you should when dealing with our family in such difficult circumstances was such a comfort. The service was just perfect from bringing mum home to taking us to the crematorium then into the wake you showed such professionalism. The celebrant was excellent and knew exactly what we wanted to say.. Everything you did was carried out with dignity and kindness. Thank you so much again kind Regards Richard, Rebecca & Family
Like most people I’d never shopped around for a funeral director, but when my dad died I knew that I didn’t want to use one of the big, impersonal ‘funeral machine’ companies. Mark Wait impressed me from the very first meeting with their professionalism, thoughtfulness and attention to detail. What everyone wants at such a difficult time is someone to take some of the stress away and they certainly did that. I highly recommend them.
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