Twine Loft – May 2018
Passed On: Cleophas (Cle) Newhook – St. John’s, N.L. politician, theologian and author
Newhook, 74, passed away March 2 in St John’s after a short bout with cancer. Newhook, a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Oxford University England, grew up in Norman’s Cove, Trinity Bay. He was an activist and advocate who worked for many causes over the years. He was well-known for being the Director of the Ocean Ranger Families Foundation, a non-profit foundation established ...
Twine Loft – April 2018
Passed On: Roger Stoddard – Sydney, N.S. Fisherman
Stoddard, 64, tragically passed away on February 9. On February 6, the Fisherman’s Provider II ran aground just off the coast of Canso. Roger made the decision to stay aboard the ship when his crew departed and he was reported missing shortly after.
Roger spent his entire life working and fishing on the sea and he was truly happiest out on the water. The sea was in his blood.
Passed On: Bernard Smith – Yarmouth, N.S. Fisherma...
Twine Loft – March 2018
Passed On: Aaron Christmas – Membertou First Nation, N.S. Fisherman
Christmas, 34, passed away January 27 at home. He was the son of Joyce Paul (Gordie Reid) and Alexander Christmas (Carol Mettalic). He worked for the Membertou Band as a fisherman.
Passed On: Bill Ringer – Shelburne, N.S. Lighthouse Keeper
Ringer, 76, passed away January 13 at the Roseway Hospital in Sandy Point. Born in Louis Head, Lockeport, he was a son of the late William Raymond and Lorena Edith (MacDonald) ...
Twine Loft – February 2018
Passed On: Patrick Quinlan – Bay de Verde, N.L Seafood Processor
Quinlan, 88, passed away in St. John’s on December 15, 2017. He was born in Red Head Cove on November 8, 1929 and began his career in the trucking industry. He and his brother Maurice, bought a general store in the 1950s and then started Quinlan Brothers Limited in 1954. The business grew from there, expanding into fresh and frozen fish production and then to marketing their products under the “Q” brand that is so well ...
The Twine Loft – January 2018
Passed On: Allan Christopher DeBaie – Cape George, N.S. Fisherman
DeBaie, 33, formerly of Mabou, passed away on November 7. He was born in Inverness and was a son of Albert and Elizabeth (O’Brien) DeBaie. He was employed as a fisherman and spent the last 14 seasons fishing alongside his father, and enjoyed his time on the sea. In addition, for the last four years, he worked as a drywall taper and interior/exterior painter, operating his own company, Caper’s Tapers and Painters.
The Twine Loft – December 2017
Passed On: John MacKinnon – Lismore, N.S. Fisherman
MacKinnon, 72, of Lismore, passed away on October 13 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Ivan Joseph and Mary (MacDonald) MacKinnon. He was an electrician in his earlier years, a lobster fisherman for the last 30 years and a loyal Montreal Canadiens fan.
Passed On: Sheldon Rudolph – Lismore, N.S. Fisherman
Rudolph, 75, passed away on October 5 at St. Mary’s Hospital, ...
The Twine Loft – November 2017
Passed On: Wayne Masters – Mooring Cove, N.L. Fisherman
Masters, 63, passed away at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre on September 14, 2017. He was a professional fish harvester and a long-serving member of the FFAW–Unifor. He served on the inshore council and executive board representing fish harvesters on the west and south coast of Newfoundland. He was a strong promoter of training and professionalization within the industry. He was also involved with the Red Harbour community and ...
The Twine Loft – October 2017
Passed On: Edward Nickerson – Deep Cove Island, N.S. Fisherman
Nickerson, 83, passed away peacefully at home on August 13. Born March 28, 1934 in Comeau’s Hill, he was the son of the late Gordon and Ethel (Kenney) Nickerson. He started fishing full-time at the age of 11 with his father. At 17, he skippered his own fishing boat until he retired in 1995 and was a constant mentor to his grandsons.
Passed On: Michael Miller – Chéticamp, N.S. Fisherman
Miller, 73, passed away ...
The Twine Loft – September 2017
Passed On: Alain Meuse – Yarmouth, N.S. Fisheries Journalist and Navigator Contributor
Meuse, 75, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017, with family at his side. He was born in Amirault’s Hill and was a long-time resident of Yarmouth. He was the son of the late Lévi and Antoinette (LeBlanc) Muise. Meuse studied at Ryerson University in Toronto and spent over four decades as a Yarmouth area print journalist up to his retirement, writing for the Yarmouth Herald, Vanguard, Sou’Wester ...
The Twine Loft – August 2017
Passed On: Clifford Aucoin – Cheticamp, N.S. Fisherman
Aucoin, 80, passed away June 20 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre. Born in Grand Etang, Inverness County, to the late Denis and Minnie (LeFort) Aucoin, he served 28 years with the RCAF in air traffic control. For 25 years he was President of the Northern Cape Breton Fishing Vessel Association and was also consultant for the Cheticamp Monitoring Association for 15 years.
Passed On: Willie Boudreau – Petit Etang, N.S. ...