The Twine Loft – December 2017

Passed On: John MacKinnon – Lismore, N.S. Fisherman

MacKinnon, 72, of Lismore, passed away on October 13 at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish. Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late Ivan Joseph and Mary (MacDonald) MacKinnon. He was an electrician in his earlier years, a lobster fisherman for the last 30 years and a loyal Montreal Canadiens fan.

Passed On: Sheldon Rudolph – Lismore, N.S. Fisherman

Rudolph, 75, passed away on October 5 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Sherbrooke. He was a son of the late Katie M. Rudolph. Over the years, he worked as a lobster fisherman, satellite technician, snow plow operator and owned and operated a trucking and backhoe business for more than 40 years.

Passed On: Philip Thorburn – Sandy Point, N.S. Fisherman

Thorburn, 69, passed away peacefully on October 27. Born in Sandy Point in 1947, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Thorburn. Following his graduation from Shelburne Regional High School in 1967, he had a 31-year career working in the youth justice system where he was highly valued and respected by his colleagues. Upon his retirement from the civil service, he pursued a career in the fishing industry and became a successful, enterprising businessman venturing into many aspects of the industry with his son.

Passed On: Brian Crowell – Upper Clyde, N.S. Fisherman

Crowell, 53, passed away October 20, 2017 at his residence. Born December 28, 1963, in Yarmouth, he was a son of Ashton Crowell and the late Eunice (Nickerson) Malone. Brian was Fire Chief at the Wood’s Harbour and Port Clyde Detachments for many years. He loved being a lobster fisherman and also enjoyed hunting and camping.

Appointed: Megan Leslie – President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund Canada

Leslie, a former parliamentarian and current vice-president of ocean conservation for World Wildlife Fund Canada, will be the next president and CEO of the conservation organization, the board of directors announced recently. She will assume the role beginning December 1. This comes after the resignation of David Miller, current leader of WWF-Canada, who will continue in the role until Nov. 30.

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