A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

217 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS


Ford Dale Stinson

14 February , 19378 June , 2019

STINSON, Ford Dale – 82 of Dartmouth, passed away in the Dartmouth General Hospital after a very short battle with cancer with his loving family by his side, June 8, 2019. He was the second son of the late Oliver and Pansy (Curry) Stinson. Ford left home at 16, worked in the nickel mines at age 20, joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served proudly for 32 and a half years, upon his retirement from the service, he was employed with Builder Cleaners and others for a number of years and then retired fully. He is survived by his wife; Jeannette (Emberly), son in-law; Lionel (Daniel) Deschaines, sister in-law Shirley Emberly, niece; Karen Emberly, great niece; Amanda Bellestaros Emberly, and nephews; Gordon, Greg and Scott Daniel of Port Hope, Ontario and his furry companion, his cat Digger. He was predeceased by his daughter; Heather Ann (Stinson) Deschaines, brother; Hewie Stinson, sister in-law; Ruth (Emberly), brother in-law; Ralph Emberly, niece; Susan and her husband; David Briggs, sister; Alice and brother in-law; Ken Daniel of Port Hope, Ontario. The family is very greatful to the Palliative care unit, and all staff from the Dartmouth General Hospital fourth floor west who treated Ford with dignity and kindness. In keeping with Ford’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service, cremation has taken place under the direction of A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home. A private interment at a later date. If so desired memorial donations may be made to the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation, SPCA, Bid a While animal shelter, Hope for wildlife Society or a charity of choice. Online messages of condolences may be viewed or sent to: www.mattatallfuneralhome.com


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Scott Daniel

18 June 2019

So sorry to hear of Uncle Ford's passing. Always enjoyed coming down east to visit. I will always remember his great sense of humour and hearty laugh. He was a great man! Please take care Aunt Jeanette.

Jeff Hurtubise

17 June 2019


I have still great memories of staying at your place in Dartmouth with the family while I attended hockey camp at Saint Mary's. I remember heaving the best fresh lobster dinner ever cooked by Ford. All my best thoughts to you and the family.

Jeff Hurtubise

Larry Belzac

17 June 2019

Sorry for your lost.

Howard Oakey

15 June 2019

All of us at the CFB Day league curling have fond memories of Ford. We've missed him the last two years and regret not having the opportunity to see him again. I personally had fun with Ford. Always a great gentleman and personable to all he met. He will be missed but always remembered.

Dianne Hurtubise

15 June 2019

Dear Jeannette:
Will have lots of fond memories of laughs, good times, over a lot of years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Daniel.
Lv Dianne and family

Donald Dawe

15 June 2019

Remembering Ford as a gentleman in life and curling. RIP Ford!

Bud and Helen Rumsby

15 June 2019

Our sympathies to you at this time. Bud was a curling buddy of Ford. We would often meet while shopping at SuperStore and clog up the aisle while visiting. A good man gone too soon.