The Twine Loft – February 2023
Passed On: Gerard Lewis — Liverpool, N.S. fisherman
Lewis, 66, passed away on November 29 in Bridgewater, N.S. He was born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Among a variety of other jobs, he spent time as a lobster fisherman.
Passed On: Patricia Tarr — Western Head, N.S. fish plant worker
Tarr, 68, passed away at her home in Western Head on December 9. She was born in Liverpool, N.S. She spent part of her life working for Bluewave Fisheries and Mersey Seafoods.
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The Twine Loft – January 2023
Passed On: Matthew Petten — Port de Grave, N.L. fisherman
Petten, 87, passed away in Carbonear on November 20. He was born on May 14, 1935 in Port de Grave. A man of the sea, he was a fisherman for most of his life. He told many stories about fishing adventures on the 32-foot 8 Acadia, the Old Grey, Island Star, and the Miss June. Adorned in his blue coveralls and knitted blue toque, he spent many hours in the harbour working in the stage, on the boat and on his roadside monument in Port de ...
The Twine Loft – December 2022
Passed On: Ronald Newell — Clark’s Harbour, N.S. fisherman and mariner
Newell, 87, passed away in Yarmouth on October 6. He was a fisherman in his early years and in 1966 he became the first coxswain of the first lifeboat 101 at Clark’s Harbour where he remained until he retired in 1995 due to leukemia.
Passed On: Russell Enslow — West Green Harbour, N.S. fisherman and fish plant worker
Enslow, 87, passed away on October 7. He was born in West Green Harbour on October 28, ...
The Twine Loft – November 2022
Passed On: Donnie Deveau – Petit Étang, N.S. fisherman
Deveau, 65, passed away on September 4, 2022. He was born in Cheticamp, N.S. on July 3, 1957. In 1986, he realized the dream of spending some time on the water when he bought a crab fishing enterprise in Area 19 off his beloved Cheticamp. He loved being on the water and went on to grow the business, eventually expanding into the groundfish fishery in the gulf and the tuna fishery off southwestern N.S. He would remain captain aboard the ...
The Twine Loft – October 2022
Passed On: Reginald Anstey – Mount Pearl, N.L. labour leader
Anstey, 76, passed away on August 7. Born on October 23, 1945, he will be remembered for being a strong leader in the labour movement and a passionate champion of the fishery and for playing such an important role in the province’s social and economic development. He was most recently appointed to one of the three provincially-appointed seats on the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB). He had been named ...
The Twine Loft – September 2022
Passed On: William “Bill” Williams – Allendale, N.S. fisherman
Williams, 78, formerly of Allendale, passed away on July 20 at the Surf Lodge Nursing Home in Lockeport. Born on August 29, 1943, he was the only child of the late William Albert Williams, Sr. and Ida Marian (Langille) Hupman. Growing up on Point Street in Lockeport’s North-End, he had a life-long attachment to the sea. With the exception of an early 1960s military stint that took him from Nova Scotia to Gagetown, Kingston ...
The Twine Loft – August 2022
Passed On: Frank Pinhorn – Conception Bay South, N.L. former Executive Director, Canadian Sealers Association
Pinhorn, 74, passed away on June 15 at his home. Born in 1948, he was a well-known and tireless advocate for the sealing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Atlantic Canada. He regularly represented local sealers and the sealing industry both nationally and internationally.
Passed On: Arthur Rumbolt – Castor River South, N.L. fisherman
Rumbolt, 84, passed ...
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 ...