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. ...
The Twine Loft – July 2017
Passed On: Eugene Himmelman – Port l’Hebert, N.S. Fisherman
Himmelman, 73, passed away on May 13, 2017, at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Tufts Cove, he was a son of the late Stanley and Edith (Gardner) Himmelman. He was a lobster fisherman for the better part of 60 years, going to sea at the age of 11.
Passed On: Paul George – Queensport, N.S. Fisherman
George, 80, formerly of Lead Cove, Newfoundland and Toronto, Ontario, passed away May 11, 2017. Born in Upper ...
The Twine Loft – June 2017
Passed On: Eddie Gaudet – Grosses Coques, N.S. Fisherman
Gaudet, 61, passed away April 15 at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax, following complications of a major surgery. He was a son of the late Maria (Theriault) Gaudet and was a fisherman for 46 years.
Passed On: Herbert Foote – Lockeport, N.S. Fisherman
Foote, 78, Lockeport, passed away peacefully April 7 at the Queens General Hospital. Born in Lockeport, he was a son of the late George Walter and Aletha Marjorie (Blades) ...
Twine Loft – May 2017
Passed On: Lawrence Sullivan – Calvert, N.L. Fisherman
Sullivan, 59, died suddenly in his hometown of Calvert on April 5, 2017. He was a well-known, fisherman, captain and enterprise owner on Newfoundland’s Southern Shore.
Passed On: Albert Hollett – Arnold’s Cove, N.L. Fisherman
Hollett, 86, passed peacefully away at Dr. G B Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on April 2, 2017. He was a fisherman all his life and fished out of several ports in Placentia Bay.
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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 ...