The Twine Loft – July 2017

Passed On: Eugene Himmelman – Port l’Hebert, N.S. Fisherman

Himmelman, 73, passed away on May 13, 2017, at Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Tufts Cove, he was a son of the late Stanley and Edith (Gardner) Himmelman. He was a lobster fisherman for the better part of 60 years, going to sea at the age of 11.

Passed On: Paul George – Queensport, N.S. Fisherman

George, 80, formerly of Lead Cove, Newfoundland and Toronto, Ontario, passed away May 11, 2017. Born in Upper Whitehead, Guysborough Co., he was a son of the late Abraham ‘Abe’ and Margaret Ann (Grover) George. He grew up and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in Upper Whitehead, moving to Toronto at 19 to accept employment with the City of Toronto, where he was employed until 1975. In the summer of 1975, he returned to Upper Whitehead, built a home and began his new career as a fisherman. In 1979, he and his wife moved to Newfoundland, where they lived for a number of years, before moving back to Queensport and fishing in the Whitehead area.

Passed On: Lloyd Hubley – Liverpool, N.S. Fisherman

Hubley, 73, passed away on May 23 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, Halifax. Born in Sheet Harbour, he was the son of the late James and Sarah (Beaver) Hubley. Lloyd worked for many years as a captain of a fishing boat.

Passed On: Linus Aucoin – Petit Etang, N.S. Fisherman

Aucoin, 65, passed away May 25 in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in St. Joseph du Moine, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Sophie Anne (Aucoin) Aucoin. Linus was a fisherman most of his life.

Passed On: James Saunders – Pugwash, N.S. Fish Plant Manager

Saunders, 86, passed away May 15, at the Camp Hill Veterans Wing in Halifax. Born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, he was a son of the late Frank and Leah (Fox) Saunders. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring in 1959. He worked as a constable with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for several years and later went to work at his cousin’s business, Earle’s Brother Fishery in Carbonear. He worked there as manager of the fresh fish plant where he was responsible for employing hundreds of workers.

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