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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.

"Very pleasant to deal with . Made me feel that they were there to help me get arrangements that was what I needed to have closer"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

October 2020

"A difficult process for anyone was very easy to go through. We appreciated the respectful manner in which we were treated bc and how all our needs were accommodated."

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August 2020

"No one wants to find themselves having to plan a funeral for a loved one, especially during a pandemic where there are so many restrictions. Yet Melissa was there every step of the way. She walked through everything with us with patience and compassion and without pressure. From the moment we met her I felt comfortable and I cannot imagine having gone through this planning without her assistance and support."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"I felt cared for in a very stressful time. I appreciated the honesty, and the lack of any pressure when making my mom's arrangements. I also appreciated fast follow up with answers to my many questions. Kirk is well suited for his role and he truly cared."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

July 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Halifax Funeral Home Manager -  Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home

    Dwayne Karl Isenor

    General Manager
  • Sarah Leblanc

    Sarah Leblanc

    Funeral Director
  • Dartmouth Funeral Home Funeral Director -  A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

    Kirk Rudolph

    Funeral Director
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