Frances Lorraine Mattatall

JANUARY 2, 1931 – JANUARY 4, 2024

(Frances) Lorraine (DeYoung) Mattatall

The family of Lorraine Mattatall sadly announce her passing on January 4, 2024, at the age of 93 years.

Born in Dartmouth, Lorraine was a daughter of the late Lewis Kilroy and Florence Elizabeth (White) DeYoung. She is survived by her three children; Gail (Brad Cresswell) Mattatall, Dartmouth; Deborah (Don) Hall, Westchester; David (Elaine) Mattatall, Dartmouth; grandchildren Adrian (Chantelle) Dobson, Derrick (Christina) Dobson, Andrew (Nora) Dobson, Daniel (Gina) Mattatall and great-grandchildren Hannah, Matthew, Oliver, Payson, Breah, Sadie, Hunter and Maelah. She is also survived by her sister Marilyn (Lucien) Levesque; brothers Ralph (Sharon) DeYoung, Tim (Eleanor) DeYoung, Paul (Beverley) DeYoung; brother-in-law Eugene (Barb) Mattatall, sister-in-law Marilyn Langton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lorraine was pre-deceased by her husband Harold (“HB”) ; sisters Joan Patterson, Geri Blakeney, Shirley Manual, Margaret Williams and her beloved grandson James Mattatall.

Lorraine and Harold raised their family in Dartmouth in the house that Harold built. She cared deeply about her siblings and often had one or more living in her home along with her own children. She combined raising her family with many volunteer and athletic endeavors. She was a champion bowler, golfer and curler, winning many accolades over the years. Always one to step up and contribute, mom was a Past President of the Hartlen Point ladies golf divisions and club champion at the Northumberland Links golf club. She was a volunteer at the Dartmouth General Hospital and a member of the Dartmouth Kinette Club. A lifelong learner, mom completed a St. John Ambulance Home Nursing Course, learned to downhill ski at the age of 50 years, and strapped on a tool belt to help build her beloved cottage in Westchester.

Lorraine spent many years enjoying country life at her cottage. Family and friends benefited from her talents as musician, artist, knitter and avid card player. She had a zest and an appreciation for life that she displayed every single day and encouraged all of us to do the same.

Recently Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer slowed her down considerably. She never gave up, continuing to play cards and do puzzles regularly. She was quick to tell anyone who asked that she was “hanging in there!”

The family greatly appreciates the compassionate care mom received from the Palliative Care Team and the DGH nurses.

Cremation has taken place under the care of A.L. Mattatall’s Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In her memory share a hug and a smile with someone you love.

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