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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) ...

On the Waterfront – May 2017

Seafood Producers Laud Canada Free Trade Deal The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) says a new free trade deal covering internal trade in goods and services in Canada is an historical achievement, on this, the 150th anniversary of Confederation. “Today’s agreement is an historical agreement, and goes together with the legacies of FTA, NAFTA, CETA and other free deals signed by our federal government with countries around the world,” said Derek Butler, Executive Director of ...

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. Passed On: ...

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 ...

On the Waterfront – April 2017

Ottawa Creates $325-Million Atlantic Fisheries Fund The federal government has announced an investment of $325 million to create an Atlantic Fisheries Fund aimed at benefiting the fishery in all four Atlantic Provinces. The Fund is aimed at stimulating innovation, with a focus on growing opportunities and increasing their value to meet market demands for sustainably sourced, high quality fish and seafood products. Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada said, in ...

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 ...

On the Waterfront – January 2017

MFU Executive Secretary Dies in Traffic Accident The Executive Secretary of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU) was one of two men killed in a Dec. 5 head-on collision on Route 11 in Lower Newcastle, N.B. Police reported that Christian Brun, 46, of Cormier Village was the driver of a car that collided with a car driven by a 69-year-old man from Miscou, N.B. Brun was involved in the fishery since 2004, initially as a coordinator during a period of structural change at the Maritime ...