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A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home is located in downtown Dartmouth, convenient to many of the city's lovely churches and cemeteries. Our modern facility offers spacious visitation suites, a chapel with flexible seating and a warm, comfortable reception centre.

Personalized funerals and memorials

At A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, we specialize in creative memorials. Imagine a video tribute with Dad's favorite music, food that reflects Mom's Italian heritage, funeral favors that remind everyone that your brother never missed a summer Sunday on the golf course, or a photo display—and a special furry guest—that conveys your aunt's mad passion for her pets. We help you down to the last detail. Even our spaces can be customized just for you.

Cremation services

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.

We are here for you

There are endless possibilities when it comes to funeral services, memorials and even cremations. We are here to help you explore them and create a truly personalized tribute. Call us anytime, day or night.


The oldest funeral home in Dartmouth, what is now known as A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home was founded by Peter McKenna in 1897. A well-known Dartmouth undertaker named Cecil E. Zinck operated the business until 1938, when he sold it to A.L. (Ab) Mattatall, and the name was changed to reflect the new ownership.

Providing funeral and memorial services and cremations, A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home has been in the same location for more than 100 years, though it has been renovated and expanded to the beautiful, modern facility it is today.





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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"These are very difficult times, dealing with the passing of a loved one, and we were made at ease, and every detail was covered prior to the funeral, options were presented and the delivery was flawless."

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January 2021

"All employees were fantastic to deal with but I must say Kirk went above and beyond from the first phone call to even now with the after care phone calls I was so impressed that I chatted to a good friend as well as my mother and yes even both of us are all having things pre arranged Kudos and extra special thank you to all the staff we dealt with"

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December 2020

"Kirk was always available to talk and listen. I really liked the flower arrangement and how everything was laid out for the visitation. All details were thought of and taken care of. Thank you!"

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November 2020

"Low-key Thoughtful Careful Alert Good natured Not bleak Well schooled"

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October 2020

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