"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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Mark & Kelsey are a professional outfit & they handled my mams funeral superbly. I don't have experience in dealing with anything like this and feel fortunate that Mark Wait funeral services had been assigned to my mams funeral plan. Mark and Kelsey took such a friendly, professional & caring approach during what was & still is the toughest time of my life. From the minute my mam was in Mark's care she was treat with the upmost dignity and respect. She was dressed in her familiar comfy clothes which I'd picked out for her to wear. She looked so peaceful when I visited her in the Chapel and the environment was so serene and comforting. I was guided through each step of the funeral process by Mark who was friendly and empathetic throughout. Mark reassured me and took away any of the stresses which may have been involved. He has even taken our remember me pendants to fill with some of mams ashes. A first class service received, from the first phone call with Kelsey right through to the handling of mams ashes. A real heartfelt thanks to both Mark & Kelsey from all of our family, mam would have been proud. If you ever find yourself in the awful position of having to arrange a loved ones funeral I would highly recommend Mark Wait funeral services.
(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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