The Twine Loft – July 2020

Passed On: Garfield Warren – Cook’s Harbour, N.L. fisherman

Warren, 79, passed away on May 31. Born on March 19, 1941, he was a respected, hardworking inshore fisherman all of his life. Upon retiring from the fishery, along with spending time with family and friends, he loved growing vegetables in his garden. Always known for his quick wit and ability to tell a story, he will be missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Passed On: Eddie Norman – St. Lawrence, N.L. fisherman

Norman, 66, passed away suddenly at sea along with his son, Scott on May 26.

Passed On: Jody Norman – St. Lawrence, N.L. fisherman

Norman, 42, passed away suddenly at sea on May 26.

Passed On: Scott Norman – St. Lawrence, N.L. fisherman

Norman, 35, passed away suddenly at sea along with his dad, Eddie Joe on May 26.

Passed On: Wade Coles – Savage Cove, N.L. fisherman

Coles, 67, passed away at home on May 17. He was the third of eight children born to Randell and Edna Coles on January 7, 1953. His greatest love was fishing. He was a very responsible, dedicated and hardworking man. He fished with his cousins Roland and Darryl Way on their draggers for 45 years.

Passed On: Frederick Freeman – Labelle, N.S. fisherman

Freeman, 60, passed away at home on May 29. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Joudrey) Freeman. He spent most of his working life at sea. He started fishing with Riverport Seafoods at the age of 20 as a deckhand and then went on to National Sea Products. At the end of his fishing career, he was captain on the lobster boat Eagle 3 from Mimeji Seafood in Liverpool, N.S. He also fished for tuna and snow crab.

Passed On: Vandyke Cameron – Wood’s Harbour, N.S. fisherman

Cameron, 77, passed away on May 30. He was the son of the late Stewart and Kathleen Olivia (Crowell) Cameron. He was a hard worker all of his life. He started working at a very young age helping support his family after his father’s death and was a fisherman for over 60 years.

Passed On: Richard Muise – Sand Beach, N.S. boat builder

Muise, 61, passed away on May 27 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on October 29, 1958 in Yarmouth, he was a son of Eleanor (Doucette) Muise, Sand Beach and the late Lawrence Muise. He was retired from A.F. Theriault Shipyard in Meteghan.

Passed On: Warren Nickerson – Upper Clyde Road, N.S. fisherman

Nickerson, 63, passed away suddenly at home on May 16. Born in Clark’s Harbour, he was a son of Warren Sr. and Alfreda Nickerson. In his earlier years, he went lobstering and fishing. After retirement, he enjoyed working with his sawmill and supplied most of Cape Island with lobster pot runners.

Passed On: Victor Doucette – Yarmouth, N.S. fish plant worker

Doucette, 86, passed away on May 11 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth on December 5, 1933, he was a son to the late Louis and Celeste Doucette. He was a hardworking man all of his life, having worked at Dominion Textiles. After, he mainly worked in the fishing industry, having worked for for H.B. Nickerson, as a foreman for Alfred C. LeBlanc in Wedgeport and as production manager for Schooner Seafoods and then worked at Quality Seafoods until he retired at the age of 78.

Passed On: John Hamilton – Lockeport, N.S. fisherman

Hamilton, 77, passed away accidentally on May 6 near Bridgetown, Annapolis Co. Born on January 22, 1943 in Lockeport, he was a son of the late George H. and Gertrude E. (Gosling) Hamilton. He was a hard worker, having worked as a scallop fisherman with Comeau’s Seafood for most of his working life.

Passed On: J. Levi Muise – Dayton, N.S. boat builder

Muise, 95, formerly of Surette’s Island, passed away on May 2 at the Villa. Born on May 7, 1924 in Morris Island, he was a son of the late Telesphore and Leona (LeBlanc) Muise. He was a veteran of the second World War. In his younger years, he worked as a lobster fisherman, after which he worked as a carpenter for nearly 30 years in Yarmouth, Labrador and Boston, where he also worked as a hospital maintenance worker. After returning to Yarmouth, he continued working in construction as a boat builder.

Passed On: Shaun MacLean – Margaree Harbour, N.S. fisherman

MacLean, 47, passed away suddenly on April 27. Born in Inverness, he was the son of the late John E. and Cheryl (Fraser) MacLean. He enjoyed the open highway from a young age, trucking across the country from the east coast to the west coast. He then worked and acquired John E. MacLean Enterprises. However, his love for the ocean saw him give up the trucks to pursue what became a great livelihood, fishing lobster and snow crab alongside his brother, Basil and his many friends.

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