The Twine Loft – August 2018
Passed On: Justin MacKay MacDonald – Montague, P.E.I. fisherman
MacKay, 20, passed away tragically on June 9 as a result of a boating accident in Murray Harbour, P.E.I. Born in Charlottetown, he is the son of Tammy Crossman and Barclay MacKay. Justin will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Passed On: Chris Melanson – Weymouth, N.S. fisherman
Melanson, 59, passed away tragically on June 9 as a result of a boating accident in Murray Harbour, P.E.I. He left behind three ...
The Twine Loft — July 2018
Passed On: Glen MacDonald – Port Hawkesbury, N.S. fisherman
MacDonald, 58, passed away suddenly as a result of a marine accident on May 12. Born in Inverness, he was a son of Anna Hodgeson and the late Clarence Boudreau. McDonald was a lobster, crab and tuna fisherman from a young age and loved being on the water. He was also employed for many years as an automobile mechanic and will be remembered as a fixer of all things broken.
Passed On: Hugh Watts – Port Hood, N.S. fisherman
The Twine Loft – June 2018
Passed On: Norman Peters – North Rustico, P.E.I. fisherman
Peters, 76, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown on April 16, 2018. He was the son of the late Jerry L. and Jean (Gallant) Peters. Best known as the Bearded Skipper, he was active in affairs concerning the fishing industry and was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the PEIFA (Fishermen’s Association) and the North Rustico Harbour Authority.
Passed On: Mark Conway – White Head, N.S. ...
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 ...