Twine Loft – September 2015
Passed On: Janet Gardiner — St. John’s, N.L. Business Leader
Gardiner was born in St. John’s in 1933 and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University. She became this province’s first female chartered accountant in 1956. Throughout her career she received numerous accolades and commendations, including being made a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in 1991 and receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws in 1998 as well as the J. D. Eaton Award for Service in 2008 from ...
Twine Loft – August 2015
Passed On: Kenneth Hickey — Southern Harbour, N.L. Fisherman
Hickey, 48, a well-known Placentia Bay fish harvester, was one of three fishermen that died June as a result of a tragic June 16 fishing accident near Davis Cove. The three fishermen were hauling crab pots in a 23-foot open boat when the accident occurred. Hickey was a married father of three children.
Passed On: Lawrence Trenholm — Murray Corner, N.B. Fish Wholesaler
Trenholm, age 93, spent 40 years as a fish wholesaler ...
Twine Loft – July 2015
Passed On: Randy Theriault — East Ferry, N.S. Fisherman
Randy passed away April 17, 2015 in Port Hawkesbury, N.S. at the age of 48. From the time he was a young man, Randy spent his life on the water as a commercial fisherman and his last venture in life was obtaining his captains certification by completing the master fisherman program at the Marine Institute of Memorial University in St. John’s Newfoundland.
Passed On: Dr. Becky Sjare — Department of Fisheries and Ocean Scient...
Twine Loft – June 2015
Passed On: Ben Francis — Port-au-Bras, N.L. Mariner
Francis sailed the oceans of the world for more than 46 years, first, with the late Skipper Lloyd Bugden aboard the Topsail Star and the Duke of Topsail. Later, he worked with Maersk offshore supply vessels. He was known far and wide in Newfoundland seafaring circles as a good engineer, a great shipmate and a better person. All of Ben’s hard work at sea was to provide for his family in Burin; Mary, his loving wife of 41 years, and his ...
Twine Loft – April 2015
Passed On: Larry Sears — Shag Harbour Fisherman
Nova Scotia suffered its first fisheries fatality of 2015 when well-known lobsterman and sword fisherman Larry Sears drowned while lobster fishing off Cape Sable Island March 10. Sears, 64, was attempting to free a rope entangled in his pot hauler when he was pulled overboard. Rough seas kept his two-man crew from pulling him on board. Help from a nearby lobster boat finally got Sears out of the water 20 minutes after he had gone in. CPR was ...
Twine Loft – March 2015
Passed On: Chris Wilton — Fox Island River N.L. Skipper and Fisherman
Wilton, 31, died from injuries sustained last month as a result of an accident while snowmobiling on Fox Island River after he was thrown from his snowmobile when a ski hooked into some rough ice. His history in the fishery goes back more than 20 years when at age 10, he started fishing with skipper Andy Hickey out of Woody Point. At the start he would be picking out female capelin to make money for himself. As soon as he ...
Twine Loft – February 2015
Passed On: Mike Maynard — Northern Lights VP and Northeast Branch Manager
Maynard passed away, peacefully at his home on September 20, after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. Maynard had worked for Northern Lights since the 1980s, when he was hired to start up the company’s Northeast branch office. His colleagues say he worked ‘tirelessly’ to build the NL and Lugger brands in the Northeast, as well as working closely with several prestigious East Coast boatbuilders. A veteran of ...
Twine Loft – January 2015
Passed On: Marcel Comeau — President and CEO of Comeau’s Sea Foods.
The Comeau family, the residents of Clare and the business community are deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of Marcel Comeau on November 20, 2014. As President and CEO of Comeau’s Sea Foods, Marcel worked tirelessly all his life, building and maintaining the success of the family business. For over 50 years he followed the footsteps of his father, Bernardin, who was his mentor and teacher. Gradually, ...