Please Note

Though masking is not required by the province
of Nova Scotia, some families will prefer that
you wear a mask for the visitation or funeral service.
We kindly ask for your cooperation.

Thank you.

Please let us take a moment to explain why the obituaries are currently appearing as they are.

On the main page of our website, you are correct that the obituaries that appear there as "Current Services" are not in chronological order. The reason for this is because many of those obituaries are for people who passed away some time ago and their families were unable to have a visitation/funeral service/interment due to Covid-19 restrictions or some other reason. These obituaries have been placed on our main page because new visitation/funeral service/interment information has been added and the families have asked us to republish the obituary on our main page so that the general public does not miss this new information.
If you prefer to see the obituaries in chronological order, please select the "Obituaries" tab at the top of our main page and scroll to the bottom and click "Search Old Obituaries". When you click that option, the full chronological listing of obituaries will appear. 

Hope this information is helpful!


"When a smile glows or a tear is shed,
a memory has been shared
and a heart has been touched."



Welcome to Mattatall~Varner


At Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, it has been our privilege to serve generations of Truro and area families and it is always our goal to offer the broadest range of choices to meet each individual need. We strive everyday to live up to this commitment and it is our belief that this website will further those efforts.

Through this site we offer you a variety of information and services that we hope you will find helpful. It will tell you a little about us and our services but perhaps most importantly, it will allow you to find details of the services we are currently conducting and, if you wish, to reach out to a family with a memorial or a message of condolence sent through the site.

On behalf of my wife Sheila, myself and all our staff, I invite you to make use of the site. We hope you find it helpful and welcome your comments and suggestions.

Thank you for visiting us.