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The Twine Loft – July 2024

Passed On: Mark MacDonald — Halifax, N.S. lawyer and CEO MacDonald, 67, passed away in Halifax on May 5, 2024. He was born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on September 9, 1956. MacDonald’s career as a lawyer focused on technical and resource-based industries, such as construction projects and companies, marine- based fisheries, processing and transportation. He later joined one of his clients, Northumberland Ferries, in a management role, going on to become the company’s President and CEO. ...

The Twine Loft – June 2024

Passed On: Trevor Childs — Lark Harbour, N.L. fish harvester Childs, 44, passed away on April 21, 2024 in Lark Harbour. He was born on May 27, 1979. Childs will be greatly missed by everyone in Lark Harbour, York Harbour and the whole fishing community.   Passed On: Nicholas Skinner — Lark Harbour, N.L. fish harvester Skinner, 26, passed away on April 21, 2024 in Lark Harbour. He was born on April 24, 1997. Skinner will be missed by everyone in Lark Harbour, York Harbour and the ...

The Twine Loft – May 2024

Passed On: Gifford Cooke — Blacks Harbour, N.B. processor Cooke, 85, passed away at home on March 3, 2024. He was born in L’Etete, N.B. on April 5, 1938. Often called Wizard for his skills with a wrench, he proudly overhauled, repaired and maintained vessels throughout Atlantic Canada. His love for the water continued when Cooke, alongside his sons Glenn and Michael, established their first salmon farm in Kelly Cove, N.B. in 1985. Eight years later, Cooke Aquaculture Inc. was founded. ...

The Twine Loft – April 2024

Passed On: Frederick Thorne — Thornlea, N.L. fish harvester Thorne, 59, passed away in Carbonear, N.L. on February 8, 2024. He was born on February 15, 1964. Thorne was a hard-working fisherman and a dedicated family man all his life. He began fishing with his father at eight years old, later quitting school at 15 to fish with him full time. From 1997 onwards, Thorne fished crab, capelin, shrimp, herring and mackerel with his good friend Gord McCarthy.   Passed On: Bruce Hillstrom ...

The Twine Loft – March 2024

Passed On: Derrick Bragg — Greenspond, N.L. politician Bragg, 59, passed away on January 22, 2024. He was born in Greenspond, N.L. Bragg was raised in Greenspond and was fiercely proud of being a “bayman.” In his time in his hometown, Bragg served as the town clerk and town manager for 30 years and the fire chief for 28 years. He went on to serve on the board of directors for the N.L. Association of Municipal Administrators for eight years, including five as its president. In 2015, he ...

The Twine Loft – February 2024

Passed On: Bob Kelly — N.L. businessman Kelly, 81, passed away in St. John’s, N.L. on January 2, 2024. He was born in Beau Bois, N.L. in 1942. At an early age, Kelly began working in the fisheries, which led him to Lunenburg, N.S. where he started a family with his wife, Margaret. His many roles in the fishery enabled him to move back to his beloved Newfoundland in 1972. He was a mentor to many and was respected throughout the province for his knowledge of the marine industry.   ...

The Twine Loft – January 2024

Passed On: Paul Gallant — N.S. yacht broker and sailor Gallant, 68, passed away on November 2, 2023. He was born on December 31, 1954. Gallant was no stranger to the yachting world. He had over 40 years in the yacht service industry, from rigging to cosmetics, composites and project management and was a yacht broker with Ocean Yacht Sales. Gallant represented Canada in eight Sailing World Championships in various classes and holds the distinction of being a four-time sailing National ...

The Twine Loft – December 2023

Passed On: John Way — Savage Cove, N.L. fish harvester and boat builder Way, 95, passed away in St. Anthony, N.L. on October 16, 2023. He was born on May 3, 1928. Way was a fisherman, a boat builder and a man of many talents. He could often be seen on the wharf chatting with the fishermen or out on the point watching the boats through his spyglass.   Passed On: George Goodwin — Barrington Passage, N.S. fish harvester Goodwin, 85, passed away on October 15, 2023. He was born on ...

The Twine Loft – November 2023

Passed On: Ernest Selig — Bridgewater, N.S. fish harvester Selig, 86, passed away in Liverpool, N.S. on September 7, 2023. He was born in Port Medway, N.S. Selig was a fish harvester for all of his life.   Passed On: William Worden — Saint John, N.B. boatbuilder Worden, 88, passed away in Saint John on September 8, 2023. He was born in Saint John on November 24, 1934. Worden worked at the Saint John Dry Dock as a crane operator for 29 years.   Passed On: Charles Killam ...

The Twine Loft – October 2023

Passed On: Glenn Feltmate — Moncton, N.B. fisheries consultant Feltmate, 66, passed away in Moncton, N.B. on August 2, 2023. He was born in 1957. Feltmate worked primarily in the fishing industry. During his career, he worked for United Maritime Fishermen in Moncton and Dartmouth, the Barry Group in Corner Brook, N.L. and with TriNav Fisheries Consultants in Halifax, N.S., as well as with other seafood companies before starting his own consulting company, Donver Ocean Resources Ltd. &nb...