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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...

The Twine Loft – September 2023

Passed On: Anthony Pothier — Lower Wedgeport, N.S. fish harvester Pothier, 89, passed away at home on July 13, 2023. He was born on June 21, 1934. From age 14, Pothier fished with his father and soon moved on to owning his own boat. Later on in life, he participated in the Wedgeport Tuna Tournaments as a tour guide. Pothier fished as far away as Australia, where he taught locals to harpoon tuna.   Passed On: Raymond Fillier — N.L. fish harvester and fish plant worker Fillier, 79, ...

The Twine Loft – August 2023

Passed On: Philemon Coombs — Shoal Cove West, N.L. fish plant worker Coombs, 79, passed away on June 17, 2023. He was born in Shoal Cove West on February 10, 1944. For a time, Coombs worked at the fish plant in Anchor Point, N.L.   Passed On: Todd Whynot — Liverpool, N.S. fish plant worker Whynot, 40, passed away on June 14, 2023. He was born in Liverpool. Whynot spent some time working in a fish plant before his career in paving.   Passed On: Robert Jacquard — ...

The Twine Loft – July 2023

Passed On: Kenneth Leo Johnston – Little Pond, P.E.I. fisherman and boatbuilder Johnston, 73, passed away on May 3, 2023. He was born on May 17, 1949. Experienced in all aspects of the inshore industry including pair seining, scallop, herring and lobster fisheries, Johnston was also well known for his boat-building capabilities. Johnston built over 30 new boats for fishermen throughout the Maritimes and notably, repaired countless others, often delaying the start of his own fishing season to ...

The Twine Loft – June 2023

Passed On: Roland LeBlanc — Saulnierville, N.S. fisherman and fisheries scientist LeBlanc, 65, passed away in Yarmouth, N.S. on April 20, 2023. He was born in Saulnierville on December 3, 1957. In his early days, he worked on a trawler and as a lobster fisherman. In 1996, LeBlanc found his true calling when he was hired to be part of the development of an interactive program on the life cycle of Atlantic salmon at École Secondaire de Clare, Meteghan River. The school maintained a function...

The Twine Loft – May 2023

Passed On: William Cox — Shelburne, N.S. shipbuilder Cox, 105, passed away on March 23, 2023, in Halifax, N.S. He was born in Shelburne on October 6, 1917. A fifth-generation master shipbuilder, Cox took an interest in the trade at a young age. From age 10, his after-school job was helping his father lay down the lines of ships in the drafting loft of the old mill. By 1940, he began to serve Canada’s war effort by building motor torpedo boats in Montreal and served in the navy as a ...