The Twine Loft – February 2022
Passed On: John Efford – Port de Grave, N.L., Former Federal and Provincial Cabinet Minister
Efford, 77, passed away on January 2. Born on January 6, 1944, he was a popular and well-known N.L. politician. From 1985 to 2001, he served as a Member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. He was Opposition critic for consumer affairs, public works, fisheries, health and social services. He later served as Minister of Social Services, Minister of Works, Services and Transportation and ...
The Twine Loft – January 2022
Passed On: Rick Purdy – Rockville, N.S. fisherman
Purdy, 61, passed away on November 17. Born on February 27, 1960 in Rockville, he was the son of the late Frank and Doris (Earle) Purdy. He worked on the ocean, fishing for lobster and dug for clams in the summer.
Passed On: Christopher Munroe – Port Medway, N.S. fisherman
Munroe, 61, passed away suddenly on November 17 at the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Harold and ...
The Twine Loft – December 2021
Passed On: Clifton Thurber – Freeport, N.S. fisherman
Thurber, 64, passed away on October 16. Born on March 23, 1957, he started fishing at age 17 and had salt water in his veins. An advocate of the lobster fishing industry, he spent 35 years representing the fisherman of Long and Brier Islands on the lobster advisory committee, working for a better future for the next generation on the water. He was a member of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association and advocated for the rights ...
The Twine Loft – November 2021
Passed On: Edward Parr – St. Lunaire-Griquet, N.L. fisherman
Parr, 61, passed away on August 27. He was born in Mary’s Harbour, Labrador to Myrtle and Robert Parr of Port Hope Simpson, Labrador on June 6, 1960. As a young man he grew up in the fishing boat. He was a jack-of-all-trades, fishing and working at St. Anthony Seafoods, as a carpenter, a construction worker, a janitor/bus driver at Bayview Collegiate and White Hills Academy and was also employed at Hillier’s Esso.
The Twine Loft – October 2021
Passed On: Thomas Mitchelmore – Main Brook, N.L. fisherman
Mitchelmore, 75, passed away on August 20. He was born on October 10, 1945 in St. Anthony to Guy and Maisie Mitchelmore. He served in the Canadian military with the Black Watch Regiment in Cyprus from 1965–1968 as a part of the United Nations peace keeping forces. After serving his country, he returned to Newfoundland to work as a professional fisherman. In the late 1980s, he worked as a hunting and fishing guide with Tuckamore ...
The Twine Loft – September 2021
Passed On: John Russell – Main Brook, N.L. fisherman
Russell, 96, passed away on July 21. He was born on August 3, 1924, to his parents, Charles and Rhoda Russell in Georges Cove, Labrador. As a young man, he moved to Main Brook where his work ethic and desire to provide for his family led him to pursue a lifelong career in the fishery. He returned to Labrador every summer with his family for the fishing season until the moratorium in 1992.
Passed On: Peter Woodford – ...
The Twine Loft – August 2021
Passed On: Alexander Feltham – Glovertown, N.L. fisherman
Feltham, 73, tragically passed away on June 1 as a result of a boating accident on Rocky Pond near Gambo. He was born in Glovertown on April 14, 1948 to the late Millicent and Reuben Feltham. He worked as a teacher, with the Department of Forestry and then went on to become a fisherman. He continued fishing until he retired in 2016.
Passed On: Guy Batstone – Jackson’s Cove, N.L. fisherman
Batstone, 93, passed away on May ...
The Twine Loft – July 2021
Passed On: Lawrence Kendall – Lower Cove, N.L. fisherman
Kendall, 60, tragically passed away on May 21 as a result of a lobster fishing accident. Born on September 30, 1960, he was a well-known and respected fisherman on Newfoundland’s west coast.
Passed On: Paul Caines – Bartlett’s Harbour, N.L. fisherman
Caines, 61, passed away on May 23. He had two great loves, his family and the sea. He was a captain through and through and he was a fisherman his entire life. He was ...
The Twine Loft – June 2021
Passed On: Seth Monahan – Elsipogtog First Nation, fisherman
Monahan, 39, tragically passed away on April 3. He lost his life when the FV Tyhawk capsized and sank while fishing snow crab 16 miles off Cheticamp, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born in Presque Isle, Maine on December 9, 1981, he was the son of Jonathan Monahan of Woodland and Caroline Pauline Young of Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation, N.B. He was employed at Hannaford Brothers in Portland, Maine for several years before moving to ...
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 ...