The Twine Loft – July 2022
Passed On: Isaac Taylor – Black Duck Cove, N.L. fisherman
Taylor, 80, passed away on May 18. He was born on July 21, 1941, to Isaiah and Emily Taylor. He was a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years.
Passed On: Joseph LeBlanc – Cheticamp, N.S. fisherman
LeBlanc, 75, passed away on May 13 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. He was a son of the late Louis Edmond and the late Marie Therese (LeFort) LeBlanc. He was a retired fisherman.
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The Twine Loft – June 2022
Passed On: Stephen Gehue – Yarmouth, N.S. fisherman
Gehue, 63, passed away on April 8. Born on June 16, 1958, he had a love for fishing and he spent most of his life on the water. He actually spent more time on the water than on land.
Passed On: Joseph Wickens – Clam Point, N.S. fisherman
Wickens, 43, passed away suddenly on March 17. Born in Yarmouth on October 20, 1978, he was a son of Douglas Wickens (Paula) and Chris Wickens (nee Sears). He spent his life immersed on ...
The Twine Loft – May 2022
Passed On: Jeremy Hart – Windsor Junction, N.S. fisherman
Hart, 35, passed away suddenly on March 13. He was born with a zest for life in Halifax on November 30, 1986, to Paige Lewis (Foggoa) and Dean Hart. At age 18, he headed out West to the oil fields doing glycoltration, later becoming a certified rope access technician. That work took him from coast to coast across the country he loved, doing many jobs which found him with his head high in the clouds at the top of a windmill, hanging ...
The Twine Loft – April 2022
Passed On: Doug Bertram – Gilberts Cove, N.S. business owner
Bertram, 64, passed away on February 7. He was born on September 1, 1957, in Salem, Mass. He spent his younger years growing up in Beverly, Mass., while spending his summers with his extended family in Nova Scotia. After attending high school, he went on to attend Essex Agriculture College studying large animal science. It wasn’t long before he set off to live in Nova Scotia full-time. Although beginning his career in agricultu...
The Twine Loft – March 2022
Passed On: Wayne Bartlett – Quirpon, N.L. fisherman and musician
Bartlett, 67, passed away on January 7 at home. He was born on January 5, 1955, in Quirpon, a remote community at the tip of the Northern Peninsula with a history in the fishery that dates back more than five centuries. He spent some time in the fishery, leaving the province on several occasions for work in Alberta and Ontario but always returning to his roots. He is best known as the man who penned and performed some of the ...
The Twine Loft – February 2022
Passed On: John Efford – Port de Grave, N.L., Former Federal and Provincial Cabinet Minister
Efford, 77, passed away on January 2. Born on January 6, 1944, he was a popular and well-known N.L. politician. From 1985 to 2001, he served as a Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. He was Opposition critic for consumer affairs, public works, fisheries, health and social services. He later served as Minister of Social Services, Minister of Works, Services and Transportation and ...
The Twine Loft – January 2022
Passed On: Rick Purdy – Rockville, N.S. fisherman
Purdy, 61, passed away on November 17. Born on February 27, 1960 in Rockville, he was the son of the late Frank and Doris (Earle) Purdy. He worked on the ocean, fishing for lobster and dug for clams in the summer.
Passed On: Christopher Munroe – Port Medway, N.S. fisherman
Munroe, 61, passed away suddenly on November 17 at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Harold and ...
The Twine Loft – December 2021
Passed On: Clifton Thurber – Freeport, N.S. fisherman
Thurber, 64, passed away on October 16. Born on March 23, 1957, he started fishing at age 17 and had salt water in his veins. An advocate of the lobster fishing industry, he spent 35 years representing the fisherman of Long and Brier Islands on the lobster advisory committee, working for a better future for the next generation on the water. He was a member of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association and advocated for the rights ...
The Twine Loft – November 2021
Passed On: Edward Parr – St. Lunaire-Griquet, N.L. fisherman
Parr, 61, passed away on August 27. He was born in Mary’s Harbour, Labrador to Myrtle and Robert Parr of Port Hope Simpson, Labrador on June 6, 1960. As a young man he grew up in the fishing boat. He was a jack-of-all-trades, fishing and working at St. Anthony Seafoods, as a carpenter, a construction worker, a janitor/bus driver at Bayview Collegiate and White Hills Academy and was also employed at Hillier’s Esso.
The Twine Loft – October 2021
Passed On: Thomas Mitchelmore – Main Brook, N.L. fisherman
Mitchelmore, 75, passed away on August 20. He was born on October 10, 1945 in St. Anthony to Guy and Maisie Mitchelmore. He served in the Canadian military with the Black Watch Regiment in Cyprus from 1965–1968 as a part of the United Nations peace keeping forces. After serving his country, he returned to Newfoundland to work as a professional fisherman. In the late 1980s, he worked as a hunting and fishing guide with Tuckamore ...