The Twine Loft – February 2023

Passed On: Gerard Lewis — Liverpool, N.S. fisherman

Lewis, 66, passed away on November 29 in Bridgewater, N.S. He was born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Among a variety of other jobs, he spent time as a lobster fisherman.


Passed On: Patricia Tarr — Western Head, N.S. fish plant worker

Tarr, 68, passed away at her home in Western Head on December 9. She was born in Liverpool, N.S. She spent part of her life working for Bluewave Fisheries and Mersey Seafoods.


Passed On: Alfred Williams — Shelburne, N.S. fish plant worker

Williams, 95, passed away in Shelburne, N.S. on November 22. He was born on December 24, 1926, in Lydgate, N.S. Prior to joining the military, he spent his younger years working at the National Seafood Processing Plant in Lockeport, where he won the award of “second best fish cutter in Nova Scotia.” He was known for his collection of prized knives, which were carefully guarded and used only for cleaning fish.


Passed On: Raymond Boudreau — Wedgeport, N.S. fisherman

Boudreau, 79, passed away at his home in Wedgeport on November 22. He was born in Wedgeport on September 15, 1943. He was a fisherman for most of his life until retiring at age 55.


Passed On: Bradford Symonds — Centreville, N.S. fisherman

Symonds, 91, passed away at his home in Centreville on November 27. He was born on August 28, 1931. He began fishing at the age of 12 and besides a small stint in the Coast Guard, never stopped. He owned his own seiner, the Pubnico Gemini and lobster boats, Tanya Marie, Kurt & Kylie, Twin Sons I & II and Capt. Baff.


Passed On: John Smith — Oak Park, N.S. shipyard worker

Smith, 77, passed away in Yarmouth, N.S. on November 27. He was born on July 28, 1945. A sign painter by trade, he was well-known in the local fishing community for his work lettering and mural painting on many fishing boats.


Passed On: Sharon Perry — Shelburne, N.S. fish plant worker

Perry, 76, passed away in Yarmouth on November 27. She was born in Yarmouth on May 29, 1946. In her earlier days, she worked at Continental Seafoods.


Passed On: Clayton Savory — Shelburne, N.S. fisherman

Savory, 83, passed away in Shelburne on December 1. He was born in Belleoram, N.L. on October 15, 1939. He was a fisherman all of his working life.


Passed On: Roger Larkin Shand — Shag Harbour, N.S. fisherman, mariner and boat builder

Shand, 86, passed away in Shelburne, N.S. on December 17. He was born in Shag Harbour on September 17, 1936. From the age of 13, while still in school, he was already fishing a handful of lobster traps from a dory and also worked part-time in his grandfather’s boat shop. At 19, he moved to Ontario where he spent three years as a crew member on the lake freighter, S.S. Scott Misener. After returning to Shag Harbour, he worked on his brother-in-law’s dragger before buying his own lobster boat. He was never seen far from the wharf in Shag Harbour up until his retirement.


Passed On: Gary Atwood — Stoney Island, N.S. fisherman and fish plant worker

Atwood, 70, passed away on December 2. He was born on January 25, 1952. He was a fisherman and also worked at Sea Star Seafoods and Canus Fisheries.


Passed On:  Cyril MacDonald — Harbourview, N.S. fish plant worker

Macdonald, 68, passed away in Inverness, N.S. on December 10. He was born in Harbourview. He worked with Ceilidh Fishermen’s Co-Op Ltd. for 40 years.


Passed On: Boyce Randell — St. Anthony, N.L. fish plant worker

Randell, 72, passed away in St. Anthony on December 9. He was born in Hooping Harbour, N.L. on September 4, 1950. After a stint teaching, he moved into the fishing industry and worked in various plants around the island. Part of his career took him to Oslo, Norway, where he dismantled fish processing equipment, prepared it for shipping and reassembled it when it arrived in N.L.


Passed On: Francis Kenney — St. Anthony, N.L. fisherman

Kenney, 90, passed away in St. Anthony on December 8. He was born on August 31, 1932 in Conche, N.L. He was a fisherman all of his life.


Passed On: Louis Bromley — St. Anthony, N.L. fisherman

Bromley, 66, passed away in St. Anthony on November 24. He was born in Roddickton, N.L. on March 13, 1956. He was a lifelong fisherman, working for over 50 years — first working with his father, then as an engineer on a larger vessel.


Passed On: Claremont Nickerson — Bayside, N.S. fisherman

Nickerson, 85, passed away at his home in Bayside on December 19. He was born in Clark’s Harbour, N.S. on January 20, 1937. He fished for most of his working life, transitioning to lobstering near his retirement.


Passed On: Reuben Noble — Great Brehat, N.L. fisherman

Noble, 69, passed away in St. Anthony, N.L. on November 24. He was born in Great Brehat on April 20, 1953. He was a fisherman for most of his life and loved his time at sea.


Passed On: Theodore Cashin — Dartmouth, N.S. mariner

Cashin, 75, passed away in his Dartmouth home on December 14. Cashin was devoted to the sea, spending 10 years in the Royal Canadian Navy followed by 32 years as a marine engineer at the Queen’s Harbour Master in Halifax.


Appointed: Amy Hayne – Marine Broker, TriNav Marine Brokerage

TriNav Marine Brokerage recently welcomed Amy Hayne onboard as its newest Nova Scotia-based Marine Broker. Amy was born and raised in a fishing family on the North Shore of N.S. and served as a deckhand for many years while obtaining her education. She became a real estate agent in Halifax while in university to help pay for her schooling. She has since lived with one foot in the fishing world and one foot in the real estate world. This combined skill set led her to TriNav Marine Brokerage.

She is more than happy to assist you in making the sale of your boat, license or quota as seamless as possible, providing you with value and a proper return on your investment.


Appointed: Dan Lake – Marine Broker, TriNav Marine Brokerage

Dan Lake is TriNav Marine Brokerage’s latest marine broker to join the St. John’s, N.L. brokerage team. He was born and raised in Fortune on the Burin Peninsula and moved to St. John’s in 1990. He has a millwright certificate and has worked with Asco Canada since 2008 as a warehouse pipe yard logistics technician which involved spending time offshore on various oil and gas installations. Dan started with the TriNav Group of Companies in 2020 completing appraisal and condition and valuation surveys in various parts of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is looking forward to welcoming new clients to the brokerage division as he begins his new career in Marine Brokerage.

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