• A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home
    Dartmouth, NS
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Harold Boyd Mattatall 1929 - 2013
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February 22, 2013
So sorry to hear about Harold's passing.Its been a rather difficult year for the family. I remember him coming to my grandfather, Doug Totten's place and of course down at the Funeral Home and the Owl's Club. He was always so nice to me growing up and always had a smile on his face when I saw him. I remember a retirement party at their house when Gramp and Harold retired. Much laughter... My condolances to Lorraine, Debbie, Gail and David and family. It is a loss but he is now at peace.
Katherine Joyce-Walker
February 17, 2013
My condolences to David and the rest of the Mattatall family. Harold was a true funeral professional and I am proud to have known him.Harold was a positive role model to have during my apprenticeship and early years as a funeral director. Harold was a true gentlemen.They don't make them like that anymore. God Bless. The MacKay Family, Alberta
February 5, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. David Mattatall and family,

My sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss.

Selma Vineberg
Halifax, NS
February 4, 2013
Dear David and family,
I want to express my condolences on the passing of Harold. We worked together for the better of 10 years and I learned a lot about the profession from him as well as having a lot of laughs along the way. May he rest in peace.
Sincerely, Lenora Seager
February 4, 2013
David and family-
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Phillip and Julie Levandier
February 3, 2013
David, Elaine & Family,

Please accept our sincere condolences on Harold's passing. May knowing you are in the thoughts and hearts of others help you and your family through this difficult time.

Erin Jennings and staff, J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd.
February 3, 2013
Dear Lorraine, Debbie, Gail, David and family:
Harold always had a warm and friendly smile and manner that commanded attention. When we first came to Dartmouth and I as Chief Embalmer in 1979, the name Harold Mattatall in my mind was synonymous with "Superior Undertaking and Curling." It wasnt very long after that, we soon learned this had a whole new meaning to include, his love for family, friends, and his active involvement with the Kinsmen Club and the wonderful socializing at the Owl's Club, with lobster night included. His desire for perfection at work and in community outreach was second to none. Harold also taught me everything one should know about blueberry picking. :) The respect by his colleagues, friends and family is truly justified, as all held him in very high regard and so rightfully so by all who knew him. He has contributed so much to the Industry and its high standards that he will not soon be forgotten for those accomplishments. It has been both a privilege and an honor to have known and worked with Harold for those many years. I will always remember his generous smile, as he Captained, "Free Time", as we were so warmly escorted and chauffeured around Halifax Harbour on a staff night out. The comrauderie was truly awesome and his kindness was very much appreciated by all! Well done Harold! Till we meet again.. With sincere symapthy, respect and kind regards, Dale Jackson and family.
February 3, 2013
David, Lorraine and all the family, On behalf of the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia Board of Directors and members, I want to send to you our sincerest condolences. Harold was a sincere and dedicated man to his profession and to the people that he knew as a whole. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. Norma Boudreau,CFSP Secretary FSANS
February 3, 2013
Gail - we never had the pleasure of meeting your father, but knew him through the wonderful stories which you and Brad shared. He certainly was an exceptional man.
Our love goes out to you and your family at this most difficult time.
February 3, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I was very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I apologize that I was not able to get to the funeral but I'm thinking of you.

February 2, 2013
Very sorry for your loss.
February 2, 2013
David and all the family. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Harold. You and your family have gone through some trying times in the past year or so. I recall the many visits that Harold and yes you Lorraine made while doing inspections on our funeral home. He sure will be missed . He was a fine gentleman, scholar and Funeral Director. Sorry Herman and I will be unable to attend the funeral service service tomorrow as you know in our profession we never know when the darkest hour will call and we will have to serve our community. Take care in knowing that God will never give you more than you can handle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you again at this sad time in your lives. Herman & Norma Boudreau C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home
February 2, 2013
As the Nova Scotia Representative of the Funeral Service Association of Canada on behalf of the Board of Directors and members, I would like to extend to all of you our sincere condolences. You will be in our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. Norma Boudreau,CFSP, Director and Past President, FSAC
February 2, 2013
Lorraine,David and Gail and Matatall family
Please accept our sincere condolances
Wayne,Sherry Fisher,Family
February 2, 2013
Dear Gail
Our deepest sympathy to you, and your family, at this very sad time -
our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Margaret and Michael Thompson
February 2, 2013
Dear Lorraine ,We were sorry to read of Harold's death.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers . Sincerely Pauline and Lloyd Levy
February 1, 2013
My heartfelt condolences to all of the family at this sad time. I knew Harold for many years and he was a wonderful person. I'll always remember the friendship he showed me. He will be missed by all who knew him.
January 31, 2013
We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Mattatall. Your family certainly has had its share of trials in the past year. As before, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Elizabeth & Vernon MacLean, Porters Lake.
January 31, 2013
To the entire Mattatall Family
Please know that when I heard that "Uncle Harold" had passed away, my heart was sad. I will always remember his teasing ways, his infectious smile and his passion for curling and his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
January 31, 2013
Debbie, Donnie, and Family
I am sorry to hear the news of your Father's passing. I know you are a very close Family and you will miss him dearly. Find peace in knowing he is with his other loved ones in God's house. My heart and thoughts are with all of you.
Beverly Hebert
January 31, 2013
David and Family - So sorry to hear of Harold's passing. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you David.
Shiann Barkhouse & Family
January 31, 2013
David and family,

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father

Ken, Cindy, Brett and Glenn
January 30, 2013
Dear Lorraine:
Please accept our sympathy in your loss.
Unfortunately, we did not get to know our new neighbour well. The info about Harold tells us what a wonderful, capable man he was - our loss to not have had the opportunity to know him better.
Please be assured of our thoughts for you and your family at this difficult time.
Eileen and Amos Perry
January 30, 2013
We want to extend our sincere sympathy on learning of Harold's death. We very much enjoyed knowing him over the years, in the community, at the curling club and at the Owl's Club. Also, he was very professional and supportive as we dealt with family deaths.

Bill and Mary Greatorex
January 30, 2013
To Dave and Family please accept our sincerest condolances on the passing of
your Father,He was a truly fine Gentleman and a fierce competitor on a
Curling sheet.
Mike & Sheila Lawlor
January 30, 2013
Dear David and Family
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad Harold.
May happier memories of by-gone days be your source of inspiration to carry on.
God Bless, Love,
Pat and Jim Briggs
January 30, 2013
Please except my greatest condolences in the passing of Harold, although I did not know him very well, I know my Father, Ken, had the greatest respect for him and if he was here, would be deeply saddened at his passing. My thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
January 30, 2013
David, Elaine & Family
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Our thoughts go out to you and your family.

Faye and Staff Belvedere Funeral Home
January 30, 2013
Mattatall Family ~ We were saddened to hear of the passing of your husband and father. Harold was a friend of our father's from the Dartmouth Yacht Club days and we have fond memories of those days and all the help Harold gave our family during the tragic loss of our brother. He was a true gentleman, Dave Cluett and family
January 30, 2013
Gail – I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please accept my sincerest condolences and sympathy. I know how close you are to your parents and even though they get older and we get older, they are still our Mum & Dad. No matter what the circumstances, it is a very emotional and exhausting time, but I know you have a supportive family. I have heard you tell many, many stories about your father, so you will always have those memories to cherish.

Jean & Neal Gill
January 30, 2013
Dear Lorraine, David and Family,

I remember Harold as a fierce competitor in Curling and one who always displayed the true sportsmanship of the game. My earliest memories are of him, Paul Moreash and John Guildford making ice so the new season of curling could proceed.

Please accept my sincere condolences,

Dick Boyce
January 30, 2013
To dave and Elaine and son: our thoughts and prayers are with you at the time of this loss. Dave and Barb MacAskill
January 30, 2013
Dear Debby, I was very sorry to read of your Father's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Marilee Duncan, Dartmouth
January 30, 2013
Please accept our sincerest condolances on the passing of your husband ,father and grandfather Harold.As i remember he worked closely with my dad in registration services and became a valued lifelong family friend. Paul Naugler and family
January 29, 2013
Dear Lorraine, David and family,
We were very surprised and so very sorry to learn that Harold had passed away on Sunday. Please except our sincere sympathy at this sad time. We have many fond memories of Harold in the funeral profession, whether it was on the Nova Scotia Board, Association Executive, convention committees or his many visits to the Funeral Home for inspections. Harold was a true gentleman and his wisdom and contributions to the Funeral profession will be greatly missed. Sadly we are unable to attend his funeral but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that we care deeply. May he rest in peace,
Sincerely Peter and Eileen Walsh and staff at W.J Dooley Funeral Home
January 29, 2013
Lorraine and family, please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of a true gentleman. Dartmouth has lost a shining light and he will be surely missed. He was a brother Owl to me and I treasure the many chats we had at the club. He imparted much to many of us younger Owls and I thank you for sharing him with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.
Peter Majeau
January 29, 2013
As many funeral directors and embalmers will recollect, it was Harold that was with them for their practical exams. I, too, was one of the lucky ones. Having Harold to come and observe you for your practical exams was an honour rather than something you were afraid of. Harold's quiet way put me at ease for both of my practicals. I won't forget my practical funeral director's examination. Harold and I were at a tiny church out in the country and for some reason I thought it was necessary to lock the funeral coach. When the pallbearers came out of the church with the casket and someone opened the back door, every alarm and light on that funeral coach screamed! (I don't think he docked me any points for that.) We always welcomed Harold into our funeral homes for his inspections. Although he had a job to do, he did it in such a way that was not intrusive while carrying on friendly chatter. It was always a pleasure to see Harold. I am glad that Harold was recognized at the Convention in Digby a few years ago for his contributions to funeral service. Recognition he no doubt would rather have shied away from, however, was very deserving of. I knew Harold best in a professional capacity and it was indeed a pleasure to know him. My sympathies go out to all of you.

Bruce Varner
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home
Truro, Nova Scotia
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