Twine Loft – April 2017
Passed On: James McGrath – St. John’s, N.L. Former Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
McGrath, 85, passed away in hospital on February 28, 2017. Born January 11, 1932, he was a former politician and the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland, Canada. As a young man, McGrath was a member of the Responsible Government League which opposed Newfoundland joining Canadian Confederation. Nevertheless, upon the province’s joining confederation in 1949, McGrath left to enlist with the ...
Twine Loft – March 2017
Passed On: Ches Penney – St. John’s, N.L. Businessman
Penney, 84, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 26, 2017. He was born in Carbonear, the eldest of 12 children. Penney had a business career spanning more than 60 years during which time he developed an extensive group of close business associates and friends too numerous to name. He was the founder and chairman of the Penney Group of Companies, one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest private commerc...
Twine Loft – February 2017
Passed On: Earl Tibbo – Havre Boucher, N.S. Mariner
Tibbo, 71, passed away December 1, 2016. He was born on May 13, 1945, in St. Jacques, Newfoundland and was the son of the late Captain Earl Tibbo Sr. and Hilda Ann (Rose) Tibbo. He moved to East Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia with his parents and siblings in 1947. When he moved to Mulgrave in the early 1960s, he began fishing with Acadia Fisheries on side trawlers. His career later moved him to Halifax to work for the Bedford Institute of ...
Twine Loft – January 2017
Passed On: Robert Truckair – Glace Bay, N.S. Fisherman
Truckair passed away November 16 at the Glace Bay Hospital with loving family at his side. Born in Glace Bay he was the son of Lambert and Elsie (MacLeod) Truckair. Truckair was a self-employed boat captain/fisherman, fishing all over the coasts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 3 and the Glace Bay Harbour Authority. He started fishing on his own at the age of 16, where he fished lobster ...
Twine Loft – November 2016
Passed On: Keith Walsh – St. John’s, N.L. Fisherman
Walsh, 18, passed away tragically on Tuesday September 6, 2016. Born in St. John’s on February 9, 1998, he was predeceased by his great-grandmother Gertrude, great-grandfather Harry Watson, great-grandmother Mary, great-grandfather Christopher Walsh (Melva), great-grandmother Elsie and great-grandfather John “Jack” Squires and cousin Tanisha. Sadly missed by loving mother Sonya and father Keith Senior; brother Shane; sisters: ...
Twine Loft – October 2016
Passed On: Max Forsey – Hillview, N.L. Fisherman
Forsey, 65, formerly of Fortune, passed away at the G.B. Cross Memorial Hospital in Clarenville on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife, Anna Mary of 41 years; sons, Troy Forsey of Spruce Grove, AB and Travis Forsey (Lisa) of Fortune; mother, Roberta Forsey of Fortune; four grandchildren: Matthew, Mckayla, Emily and Max Forsey; his sisters, brothers, extended family and a large circle of other ...
Twine Loft – September 2016
Passed On: Norman Randall – Englee, N.L. Fisherman
Randall, 83, passed away on July 14, 2016 at the John M Gray Centre in St. Anthony at the age of 83 years. He was born on October 7, 1932 to the late Matthew and Bertha Randall of Whooping Harbour. Randall began his working career as a fisherman. He did this for many years and during the winter months he was employed by Bowater and other companies as a cook. He spent several years cooking on the coastal boats and at the whaling plant in ...
Twine Loft – August 2016
Passed On: Garnet Dickson – Salmon Beach, N.B. Fisherman
Dickson, 67, passed away accidentally on Thursday June 16, 2016. Born in Bathurst, he was the son of the late Jonathan and Alta (Caie) Dickson. Garnet was a fisherman, farmer and woodsman all of his life.
Passed On: Darren Cole – Big River, N.B. Fisherman
Cole, 45, passed away accidentally in Salmon Beach on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the age of 45. Born in Bathurst, he was the son of Charles Cole of Big River and Betty Ann ...
Twine Loft – July 2016
Passed On: David Stewart – Pennfield, N.B. Fish Plant Operator
Born in Pennfield, N.B. on February 19, 1937, Stewart was a son of the late David and Elsie (Baxter) Stewart. Prior to his retirement, he worked in management for Connors Brothers. He then became a business owner and operated both D.A. Stewart Building Contractors and J.D. Stewart Fisheries Ltd.
Passed On: Hazen Mitchell – Lord’s Cove, N.B. Fisherman
Mitchell passed away at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, ...
Twine Loft – June 2016
Passed On: Willard Boudreau – Wedgeport, N.S. Fisherman
Boudreau 65, passed away on April 3, 2016 in the Victoria General Hospital, QEII, Halifax. Born on August 7, 1950, in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late Fidelis and Lucy (Jacquard) Boudreau. After he retired from fishing he loved wood working and gaming with his grandchildren.
Passed On: Raymond MacAskill – Sydney, N.S. Retired DFO Employee
MacAskill, formerly of North River, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the ...