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Harold Boyd Mattatall

July 27, 1929 - January 27, 2013
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Mattatall, Harold Boyd – 83, of Dartmouth. It is with profound sadness we, Harold's family, announce his passing on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Westchester Station he was a son of the late Absalom and Mary E. (Langille) Mattatall. Harold had a long distinguished career as a Funeral Director and followed in his father's footsteps as owner of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home in Dartmouth. Harold served on many professional associations and committees including past president of both the Nova Scotia Funeral Directors Association and Funeral Association of Canada. For many years after his retirement Harold...
Mattatall, Harold Boyd – 83, of Dartmouth. It is with profound sadness we, Harold's family, announce his passing on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in the Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Westchester Station he was a son of the late Absalom and Mary E. (Langille) Mattatall. Harold had a long distinguished career as a Funeral Director and followed in his father's footsteps as owner of A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home in Dartmouth. Harold served on many professional associations and committees including past president of both the Nova Scotia Funeral Directors Association and Funeral Association of Canada. For many years after his retirement Harold continued to stay involved with his profession as Inspector and Director for the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Harold strongly believed in contributing to the community in which he resided. He was a chartered member and past president of Dartmouth Kinsmen Club, a member of the K40 club of Dartmouth and a member of the Austenville Owls Club. A superb handyman and carpenter, one of Harold's biggest accomplishments was when he turned his skills to boat building and constructed the "Free Time", a Cape Island style fishing boat. He and his wife Lorraine enjoyed many wonderful years as members of the Dartmouth Yacht Club, often cruising the harbour on "Free Time". An avid curler, Harold was a past president of the Dartmouth Curling Club. He even achieved the holy grail of curling, an "eight-ender". In recent years Harold taught himself how to play the bass guitar and was a valued member of the band "4-wheel Drive and Spares". Harold's closest band members will fondly remember him as CEO of the M3 Group. Surviving are his wife of 62 years Lorraine (DeYoung), daughters Gail, Deborah (Donald) Hall, son David (Elaine), sister Marilyn Langton, brother, Eugene (Barbara); his pride and joy grandsons Adrian (Chantelle), Derrick (CJ), Andrew (Nora) Dobson, Daniel (Jaycie) Mattatall; 3 great-grandsons Matthew, Oliver and Payson, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Carrie Hatt, brother Leonard, and grandson James Mattatall. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2-4pm, 7-9pm in A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. A memorial service will be held 2:30 pm Sunday, February 3, 2013 in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 216 School Street, Dartmouth. Rev. Dr. P.A. Sandy McDonald officiating. Burial at a later date in Mount Hermon Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or to the NSCC Foundation for the James Mattatall Memorial Fund at PO Box 1153 Halifax NS B3V 2X1. Online condolences can be viewed or sent to www.mattatallfuneralhome.com.

"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..." Katherine Joyce-Walker (Dallas, TX)

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