Capt Donald Frederick Mauger

June 11, 1949June 6, 2014
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MAUGER, Capt. Donald F. - 64, Dartmouth, died June 6, 2014. Born in Halifax, NS, he was a son of the late Captain Fred and Emily (Billard) Mauger. Don started his career as a deckhand with the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, sailing with his father. He became a captain at an early age, working for Imperial Oil, and then went on to work as a captain for Seaforth Fednav, Canarctic Shipping, Great Lakes Transport and most recently, Dominion Diving.

He took great pleasure in spending time with his family, particularly playing with his grandsons, and close friends, watching hockey, baseball and football on the big screen. He is survived by his sister, Lorna, Florida; brother, Robert, Dartmouth; daughter, Carol, New York; son Mike (Cheryl), Dartmouth; daughter, Laura-Lee (Tim) Markusson, Victoria; and grandsons Alex and Aiden. He was predeceased by his brother, Glenn.

Family and friends are invited to a reception in Don's memory on June 11, from 2-5 p.m., at A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland Street, Dartmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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  • Reception Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Capt Donald Frederick Mauger

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Mark Hughes

July 24, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.

Don Cross

July 2, 2014

If I only had one true friend in my
lifetime than it was truly Don Mauger.
I am going to miss him greatly.


June 12, 2014

Such a nice man I enjoyed our visits.
Condolences to friends and family

Bob and Terry Wheatley

June 11, 2014

Laura-Lee, Carol and Mike

We were saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you and your families. May he rest in peace.

June 11, 2014

Our deepest condolences to you all...Don was a loyal friend, we have so many great memories we will always treasure. We will miss him.

Robert & Cindy McDonald

June 11, 2014

I will miss your smile and caring fun ways,Rest in Peace,Love Leslie & Cathy

Matthew Lohnes

June 11, 2014

He was and still is one of the greatest ol school captains and a all around solid person, going to be missed but not forgotten

Lyne Lafortune

June 10, 2014

I was shock and deeply saddened to hear, from Danny, of the news of Don's passing. A life cut too short. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back at the loving and happy memories help bring you comfort. I feel blessed that our paths once crossed and will forever cherish each memory.

My heart goes out to you during this difficult loss. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow.

With heartfelt condolences.


June 10, 2014

one of a kind soul and special guy..was a true friend to me and many others, my heart is with your family Don, you were one of a kind, never will there be another you in my life, that is for sure RIP Captain Don Mauger

Paul Finlay

June 10, 2014

Once you got to know Don you realized that beneath the "gruff" exterior there was a kind and gentle soul. He was an intelligent, witty, loyal, caring & compassionate friend. He spoke lovingly and ofter of his children and grandchildren, and was proud to share their accomplishments.
Don battled his illness with dignity, courage and determination.
Many of us felt that his remarkable will enabled him to "beat the odds" for much longer than expected.

God speed my friend.............

Paul Finlay & Catherine