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The Twine Loft – May 2021

Passed On: Aaron Cogswell – Aldershot, N.S. fisherman Cogswell, 29, was lost at sea on December 15, 2020, when the vessel he was on, the Chief William Saulis, sank off of DeLap’s Cove, Digby County. He loved being on the water and always had the biggest smiles when he was aboard a fishing boat.   Passed On: Michael Webber – Petite Riviere, N.S. marine engineer Webber, 51, passed away on March 17. He was the son of Warren Webber and Sheila MacNeil. He excelled in his career ...

The Twine Loft – April 2021

Passed On: Eugene Francis – Yarmouth, N.S. fisherman Francis, 48, formerly of Milton, Queens County, was lost at sea on December 15, 2020, when the vessel he was on, the Chief William Saulis, sank off DeLap’s Cove, Digby County. His body has not been recovered. Born in Milton, he was the son of Michael and Karen (Mooers) Francis of Milton. He fished scallops and lobster over the years for Acadia Band in Yarmouth. At the time of his death, he was employed with Yarmouth Sea Products, Bayview ...

The Twine Loft – March 2021

Passed On: Michael Drake – Fortune, N.L. fisherman Drake, 48, passed away tragically on December 15, 2020. He was crewmember on the scallop dragger Chief William Saulis that went down in the Bay of Fundy.   Passed On: Henry Vokey – Trinity, N.L. boatbuilder Vokey, 91, passed away on January 27 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Little Harbour, Trinity Bay on October 6, 1929. He started boatbuilding at a young age, the start of a lifelong passion. At the age of ...

The Twine Loft – February 2021

Passed On: Terry Hallett – Clark’s Harbour, N.S. fisherman Hallett, 58, passed away on December 18 at the Roseway Hospital. Born on April 11, 1962, he was a son of the late Cecil and Beverly (Acker) Hallett. He spent the majority of his life on the water, as a captain for 15 years and eventually as a crewman on several boats. Passed On: Wayne Fougere – Meteghan, N.S. boat builder Fougere, 73, passed away on December 10 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Antigonish on ...

The Twine Loft – January 2021

Passed On: Scott Bateman – Newellton, N.S. fisherman Bateman, 55, passed away on October 29 at home. Born on December 25, 1964, he was the son of the late Carol (Smith) and Ted Bateman. He spent the majority of his life on the water as an avid fisherman. Passed On: Gerard Lewis – St. Anthony, N.L. fisherman Lewis, 71, passed away on November 18 at the Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony. He spent the majority of his years fishing and upon closure of the fishery, his new ...

The Twine Loft – November 2020

Passed On: Maxwell Williams – Pond Cove, N.L. fisherman Williams, 83, passed away on September 8 at home. Born on June 26, 1937, he spent his life as a hard-working inshore fisherman to provide the best life he could for his family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the woods. Passed On: Oliver Ross – Stoney Island, N.S. fisherman Ross, 88, passed away on September 28 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on February 1, 1932, he was a son of the late Wallace and Flora ...

The Twine Loft – October 2020

Passed On: Todd McLean – Green Island Cove, N.L. fisherman McLean, 49, passed away suddenly at sea on July 28. Passed On: Samuel Hurley – Ship Cove, N.L. fisherman Hurley, 94, passed away on August 25 at Roddickton House in Roddickton, N.L. He was born on March 14, 1926 but due to error his birth was listed as 1927, He was the only son born to James and Rebecca Hurley of Westport along with his sister Sarah. He moved to Ship Cove as a very young boy with his family and lost his ...

The Twine Loft – September 2020

Passed On: Eric Dunne – St. John’s, N.L. Former DFO Regional Director-General Dunne, 77, passed away on July 8 at home. A proud alumnus of Memorial University, he spent his illustrious 30-year professional career with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He was appointed Regional Director-General for Newfoundland and Labrador in May 1980. During his career, he stewarded the province through many difficult times, the most challenging being the announcement of the cod moratorium ...

The Twine Loft – July 2020

Passed On: Garfield Warren – Cook’s Harbour, N.L. fisherman Warren, 79, passed away on May 31. Born on March 19, 1941, he was a respected, hardworking inshore fisherman all of his life. Upon retiring from the fishery, along with spending time with family and friends, he loved growing vegetables in his garden. Always known for his quick wit and ability to tell a story, he will be missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing him. Passed On: Eddie Norman – St. Lawrence, N.L. ...

The Twine Loft – June 2020

Passed On: Charles Pearcey – St. John’s, N.L. fisherman Pearcey, 82, passed away on April 18. Born on April 26, 1937 in St. John’s, he was the eldest son of the late James and Ethel Pearcey of the Outer Battery. He was well known for his passion of family history of St. John’s and the Outer Battery. He was often found at the family twine store welcoming one and all. The door was always open. He received such distinction as a Provincial Historic Traditional Bearer and appeared on ...