The Twine Loft – February 2021
Passed On: Terry Hallett – Clark’s Harbour, N.S. fisherman
Hallett, 58, passed away on December 18 at the Roseway Hospital. Born on April 11, 1962, he was a son of the late Cecil and Beverly (Acker) Hallett. He spent the majority of his life on the water, as a captain for 15 years and eventually as a crewman on several boats.
Passed On: Wayne Fougere – Meteghan, N.S. boat builder
Fougere, 73, passed away on December 10 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Antigonish on ...
The Twine Loft – January 2021
Passed On: Scott Bateman – Newellton, N.S. fisherman
Bateman, 55, passed away on October 29 at home. Born on December 25, 1964, he was the son of the late Carol (Smith) and Ted Bateman. He spent the majority of his life on the water as an avid fisherman.
Passed On: Gerard Lewis – St. Anthony, N.L. fisherman
Lewis, 71, passed away on November 18 at the Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. He spent the majority of his years fishing and upon closure of the fishery, his new ...
The Twine Loft – December 2020
Passed On: Kenneth Fillier – Englee, N.L. mariner and fish plant worker
Fillier, 94, passed away on October 4 at the Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. He was born on December 15, 1925 in Hampden, N.L. and moved to Englee at an early age. He worked in many areas through his life, from working in the woods, operating as a deckhand on freighters and cooking on the Grenfell Mission boat, Marvel. In the last 18 years before retirement, he worked at the fish plant in Englee.
The Twine Loft – November 2020
Passed On: Maxwell Williams – Pond Cove, N.L. fisherman
Williams, 83, passed away on September 8 at home. Born on June 26, 1937, he spent his life as a hard-working inshore fisherman to provide the best life he could for his family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the woods.
Passed On: Oliver Ross – Stoney Island, N.S. fisherman
Ross, 88, passed away on September 28 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on February 1, 1932, he was a son of the late Wallace and Flora ...
The Twine Loft – October 2020
Passed On: Todd McLean – Green Island Cove, N.L. fisherman
McLean, 49, passed away suddenly at sea on July 28.
Passed On: Samuel Hurley – Ship Cove, N.L. fisherman
Hurley, 94, passed away on August 25 at Roddickton House in Roddickton, N.L. He was born on March 14, 1926 but due to error his birth was listed as 1927, He was the only son born to James and Rebecca Hurley of Westport along with his sister Sarah. He moved to Ship Cove as a very young boy with his family and lost his ...
The Twine Loft – September 2020
Passed On: Eric Dunne – St. John’s, N.L. Former DFO Regional Director-General
Dunne, 77, passed away on July 8 at home. A proud alumnus of Memorial University, he spent his illustrious 30-year professional career with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He was appointed Regional Director-General for Newfoundland and Labrador in May 1980. During his career, he stewarded the province through many difficult times, the most challenging being the announcement of the cod moratorium ...
The Twine Loft – August 2020
Passed On: Isaac Kettle – St. Lawrence, N.L. fisherman
Kettle, 33, passed away suddenly at sea on May 26.
Passed On: William O’Brien – Bay Bulls, N.L. businessman
O’Brien, 79, passed away on June 25 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. Born on January 21, 1941, he owned and operated a number of fish businesses in a career spanning six decades. As a businessman, he was fortunate to visit many places throughout the world bringing with him a passion for Newfoundland and Labrador and ...
The Twine Loft – July 2020
Passed On: Garfield Warren – Cook’s Harbour, N.L. fisherman
Warren, 79, passed away on May 31. Born on March 19, 1941, he was a respected, hardworking inshore fisherman all of his life. Upon retiring from the fishery, along with spending time with family and friends, he loved growing vegetables in his garden. Always known for his quick wit and ability to tell a story, he will be missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing him.
Passed On: Eddie Norman – St. Lawrence, N.L. ...
The Twine Loft – June 2020
Passed On: Charles Pearcey – St. John’s, N.L. fisherman
Pearcey, 82, passed away on April 18. Born on April 26, 1937 in St. John’s, he was the eldest son of the late James and Ethel Pearcey of the Outer Battery. He was well known for his passion of family history of St. John’s and the Outer Battery. He was often found at the family twine store welcoming one and all. The door was always open. He received such distinction as a Provincial Historic Traditional Bearer and appeared on ...
The Twine Loft – May 2020
Passed On: Tom Best – Petty Harbour, N.L. fisherman
Best, 74, passed away on March 31 at the Miller Centre in St. John’s following a battle with cancer. He became a licenced inshore fisherman in Petty Harbour in 1963 after finishing high school. He was a fiercely proud inshore fish harvester who dedicated his life’s work to advocating for sustainable fisheries and communities. He chaired the Petty Harbour Fishermen’s Committee for many years and was the founding president of the Petty ...