Donald L. Behan

May 12, 1942February 9, 2021
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BEHAN, Donald Lewis “Donnie” - Passed away peacefully at home on February 9, born in Dartmouth he was the son of Lou and Gertie (Hilton) Behan. Donnie worked for over 30 years for Nova Scotia Power, retiring in 1993. After retirement, Donnie was known for taking care of lawn mowing and snow plowing for the neighbourhood. An avid woodworker making crafts, and building sheds to hold all his tractors and other “collectibles”. His largest collection was of sports cards, focusing on baseball. A Toronto Blue Jays fan, Donnie’s love for baseball only grew as all four of his grandchildren excelled in the sport, he enjoyed watching them all play over the years and was so proud of all they accomplished. Donnie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol (Garland), his daughters Donna (Scott) Negus and Carrie Hagen and four grandchildren Alex Negus, Joey, Katie and Krissie Hagen. Donnie was predeceased by his parents, sisters Blanche Hanson and Marlene Stevens and son in law Scott Hagen. The Family would like to say Thank You to the Doctors and Nurses at the Cancer Centre and Mitch from Palliative Care. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street in Dartmouth on Wednesday February 17, 2021. Online condolences may be sent to:


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021


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Eddie and Margie Kemp

February 21, 2021

So sorry to hear of Donny’s passing. Thinking of you Carol and the girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time💗

Sharon Wright Beddes

February 19, 2021

Sincere condolences from your cousins in Utah. We were so sorry to hear
of Donnie’ s passing.

Barbara (Poppie) Wright Teague
Sharon (Wright) and Kay Beddes

Annette Tingley

February 19, 2021

Carol, Donna, Carrie and families

So sorry to hear of Donnie passing. He was such a good person, loved his grandchildren ; was an all around great guy. May he rest in peace.

Annette Leighton Tingley
Windsor NS

Doug Lowthers

February 17, 2021

Carol and family
I am sending along my condolences at this time.
I will always remember the friendliness meeting Donnie at the memorabilia shows, the phone calls on helping him to finish a set and the connection though my family and Carols and the conversations about genealogy and our grandkids. Never a conversation went by about baseball and the adventures of the Blue Jays or his grandkids. Ironically Donnie passed on the release date of the New 2021 Topps baseball. Donnie will be missed but never forgotten.

Ron & Karen Hanson

February 16, 2021

Donnie was a hard worker and a good family man.
He enjoyed life and had a strong love for his grandchildren and his cherished baseball.
His presence will be missed but he will not be forgotten. We shared a lot of good times, laughter and a few brews.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Carol, Carrie, Donna and your families.
RIP Uncle.
Love, Ron & Karen

Marie Mills

February 15, 2021

Dear Carol & Family,
So very sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. We will always fondly remember Donnie as a family man and our good neighbour of many years. It seemed he knew most of the people who lived in our neighbourhood, he knew the land intimately and he kept an eye out for all. To us, he was the “King of the Hood” if you will, while perched on the ‘throne’ of one of his magnificent lawn or snow machines, particularly the big John Deere. He was such great help to many of us with our yard chores and equipment failures. Often times, he shared the added bonus of a good story to laugh and carry on about.
We will surely miss Donnie’s presence, but will carry his spirit with us.
Stay safe, keep well and know we are thinking about you.
Sincere Condolences,
Marie & Grant

sean layden

February 14, 2021

Dear Carrie.

Very sorry to read about your recent loss.

Please accept my sympathies.

Sincerely, Sean Layden.

Doug & Betty Morash

February 14, 2021

Carol and family our thoughts and prayers are with you and we do share in your loss.
Donnie like many of us have been long time residents of the Port Wallis area, Take care and be safe.

Phil and Earlene Euloth

February 13, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of Donnie. Our sincere sympathy and prayers go to Carol and her family.

Linda & Gary Cameron

February 13, 2021

Sincere sympathy in your loss
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.