"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
Funeral Director at Mark Wait Funeral Service
Mark Wait Funeral Directors Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Funeral Directors Newcastle Upon Tyne
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 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.

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 at Mark Wait Funeral Directors Newcastle Upon Tyne 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 service Mark provided was excellent. At a very difficult time, his understanding and empathy supported my family and I perfectly. The advice and guidance was reassuring and allowed us to make choices calmly and with confidence. The organisation and the communication provided by Mark was extremely professional. I would highly recommend his services.

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    review rating 5  My dad passed away during the Covid-19 lockdown which was difficult to navigate through without the usual support. Mark provided a caring, safe and self assured service to me and my extended family for my dad, listening and respecting all our requirements. I would highly recommend him and his team. Thank you Mark Wait!

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    review rating 5  I would not hesitate in recommending mark and his Team. During a very difficult time from the first phone call with mark we were put at ease. He treated my dad with the utmost care and respect. Mark gives a very professional service.

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