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The Twine Loft – December 2022

Passed On: Ronald Newell — Clark’s Harbour, N.S. fisherman and mariner Newell, 87, passed away in Yarmouth on October 6. He was a fisherman in his early years and in 1966 he became the first coxswain of the first lifeboat 101 at Clark’s Harbour where he remained until he retired in 1995 due to leukemia.   Passed On: Russell Enslow — West Green Harbour, N.S. fisherman and fish plant worker Enslow, 87, passed away on October 7. He was born in West Green Harbour on October 28, ...

The Twine Loft – November 2022

Passed On: Donnie Deveau – Petit Étang, N.S. fisherman Deveau, 65, passed away on September 4, 2022. He was born in Cheticamp, N.S. on July 3, 1957. In 1986, he realized the dream of spending some time on the water when he bought a crab fishing enterprise in Area 19 off his beloved Cheticamp. He loved being on the water and went on to grow the business, eventually expanding into the groundfish fishery in the gulf and the tuna fishery off southwestern N.S. He would remain captain aboard the ...

The Twine Loft – October 2022

Passed On: Reginald Anstey – Mount Pearl, N.L. labour leader Anstey, 76, passed away on August 7. Born on October 23, 1945, he will be remembered for being a strong leader in the labour movement and a passionate champion of the fishery and for playing such an important role in the province’s social and economic development. He was most recently appointed to one of the three provincially-appointed seats on the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB). He had been named ...

The Twine Loft – September 2022

Passed On: William “Bill” Williams – Allendale, N.S. fisherman Williams, 78, formerly of Allendale, passed away on July 20 at the Surf Lodge Nursing Home in Lockeport. Born on August 29, 1943, he was the only child of the late William Albert Williams, Sr. and Ida Marian (Langille) Hupman. Growing up on Point Street in Lockeport’s North-End, he had a life-long attachment to the sea. With the exception of an early 1960s military stint that took him from Nova Scotia to Gagetown, Kingston ...

The Twine Loft – August 2022

Passed On: Frank Pinhorn – Conception Bay South, N.L. former Executive Director, Canadian Sealers Association Pinhorn, 74, passed away on June 15 at his home. Born in 1948, he was a well-known and tireless advocate for the sealing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Atlantic Canada. He regularly represented local sealers and the sealing industry both nationally and internationally.   Passed On: Arthur Rumbolt – Castor River South, N.L. fisherman Rumbolt, 84, passed ...

The Twine Loft – July 2022

Passed On: Isaac Taylor – Black Duck Cove, N.L. fisherman Taylor, 80, passed away on May 18. He was born on July 21, 1941, to Isaiah and Emily Taylor. He was a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years.   Passed On: Joseph LeBlanc – Cheticamp, N.S. fisherman LeBlanc, 75, passed away on May 13 at the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. He was a son of the late Louis Edmond and the late Marie Therese (LeFort) LeBlanc. He was a retired fisherman.   Passed On: ...

The Twine Loft – June 2022

Passed On: Stephen Gehue – Yarmouth, N.S. fisherman Gehue, 63, passed away on April 8. Born on June 16, 1958, he had a love for fishing and he spent most of his life on the water. He actually spent more time on the water than on land.   Passed On: Joseph Wickens – Clam Point, N.S. fisherman Wickens, 43, passed away suddenly on March 17. Born in Yarmouth on October 20, 1978, he was a son of Douglas Wickens (Paula) and Chris Wickens (nee Sears). He spent his life immersed on ...

The Twine Loft – May 2022

Passed On: Jeremy Hart – Windsor Junction, N.S. fisherman Hart, 35, passed away suddenly on March 13. He was born with a zest for life in Halifax on November 30, 1986, to Paige Lewis (Foggoa) and Dean Hart. At age 18, he headed out West to the oil fields doing glycoltration, later becoming a certified rope access technician. That work took him from coast to coast across the country he loved, doing many jobs which found him with his head high in the clouds at the top of a windmill, hanging ...

The Twine Loft – April 2022

Passed On: Doug Bertram – Gilberts Cove, N.S. business owner Bertram, 64, passed away on February 7. He was born on September 1, 1957, in Salem, Mass. He spent his younger years growing up in Beverly, Mass., while spending his summers with his extended family in Nova Scotia. After attending high school, he went on to attend Essex Agriculture College studying large animal science. It wasn’t long before he set off to live in Nova Scotia full-time. Although beginning his career in agricultu...

The Twine Loft – March 2022

Passed On: Wayne Bartlett – Quirpon, N.L. fisherman and musician Bartlett, 67, passed away on January 7 at home. He was born on January 5, 1955, in Quirpon, a remote community at the tip of the Northern Peninsula with a history in the fishery that dates back more than five centuries. He spent some time in the fishery, leaving the province on several occasions for work in Alberta and Ontario but always returning to his roots. He is best known as the man who penned and performed some of the ...