Local, independently owned Funeral Directors, Mark Shaw Funeral Services are celebrating twenty years since first starting.

Since being launched in 2004, in George Street, employing one part-time member of staff, Mark Shaw Funeral Services now has two locations. The original George Street office, after subsequent refurbishments, remains available for families to arrange funerals and visit their loved ones. The site at 26 Abbotswell Crescent, Kincorth offers the same, has on-site car parking, a Chapel where services can be held and a purpose built mortuary and embalming suite where the deceased are looked after as per the families wishes.

Mark Shaw Funeral Services now have a team of ten highly skilled professionals who take great pride in their work. This can range from arranging pre planned funerals, arranging funerals and taking care of the deceased from the initial call to their final resting place.

“Having seen the business grow from 2004 to today, is something that I am incredibly proud of,” says Mark Shaw. “But the best reward is knowing that we have supported a family at a difficult time to arrange the funeral as they wanted it. My team are here to provide the highest level of funeral care to the bereaved and their loved ones.”

Mark goes on to say: “The last twenty years have seen many changes in funeral provision with the introduction of increasing government regulations. We hope these new regulations and requirements for increased transparency will ensure that bereaved families are only looked after to the highest standards”.

“CV19 proved a massive learning curve as our service continued to be provided as fully as was possible, while spending a lot of time on continency planning, most of which fortunately was never required to be actioned. Direct Cremations or non attended funerals have also become a new element. We provide this service locally, but unlike some of the advertised national providers, all cremations are carried out locally, at a time known to the family. Where families wish other services, such as visiting in the rest rooms, we still make this available”.

Mark Shaw Funeral Services look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of funeral care to the bereaved and their loved ones within the local community, hopefully for many years to come.

“A funeral is not simply a day in a lifetime, it is a lifetime in a day”

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