Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Dignity, respect and understanding - those words sum up our commitment to the families who turn to Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home during their time of need.

It's a commitment we take very seriously. For generations, the people of Truro and the surrounding areas have entrusted us with the care of their families and we never take that trust for granted. We believe it is our privilege to serve you and we will always strive to meet and exceed the high standards of service you expect and deserve.

Mattatall ~ Varner offers a full range of service options and provide you with choices to suit your unique needs. Our staff has years of experience, combined with strong community ties, allowing us to provide the most professional service delivered with a personal touch. Whether you're faced with making funeral arrangements, thinking about prearranging a funeral, need help completing documents, are concerned about price or have any questions whatsoever, we are here to help; if we can't answer your questions, we'll know someone who can.

It has been more than 27 years since Ed and Sheila Varner first became associated with Mattatall Funeral Home and so it was with tremendous pride that they announced in the fall of 2004 that they had purchased the funeral home from the corporate group for whom they had managed the business. Having built their personal and professional lives in Truro, they were delighted to be investing in the future of the community. When word got out that the firm was once again locally owned, the response from the community was extremely generous and gratifying. Ed, Sheila and staff are thrilled with the recent addition to the funeral home name. The Mattatall Family has given superior service to Truro and surrounding areas and we are so pleased to join our name with theirs.

While running a funeral home doesn’t permit a lot of leisure time, Ed and Sheila do manage to involve themselves in the community. They attend Brunswick Street United Church, where Sheila is actively involved and is a member of the choir. Ed is also an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26.

Funeral Director Peter Surette, a long time friend and colleague of Ed and Sheila, joined Mattatall Funeral Home in 1988. Peter is a key member of our staff and our community. He is an Executive Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, and is also active in the Ham Radio community.

In November 2007, Ed and Sheila’s son, Bruce, came to join the team. Having worked for a corporately owned funeral home, Bruce jumped at the chance to come back and work in his hometown alongside his parents and their staff.