The Twine Loft – July 2024

Passed On: Mark MacDonald — Halifax, N.S. lawyer and CEO

MacDonald, 67, passed away in Halifax on May 5, 2024. He was born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on September 9, 1956. MacDonald’s career as a lawyer focused on technical and resource-based industries, such as construction projects and companies, marine- based fisheries, processing and transportation. He later joined one of his clients, Northumberland Ferries, in a management role, going on to become the company’s President and CEO.

 

Passed On: Carlton Strangemore — Cook’s Harbour, N.L. fish plant worker

Strangemore, 75, passed away on May 30, 2024. He was born in Cook’s Harbour on October 12, 1949. Strangemore worked most of his adult life in the processing sector with FPI in St. Anthony, N.L.

 

Passed On: William Hay — Saint John, N.B. boat builder

Hay, 81, passed away in Saint John on May 16, 2024. He was born in Saint John on March 30, 1943. Hay worked for the Saint John dry dock as a welder for 38 years before his retirement.

 

Passed On: Robert Newell — Plymouth, N.S. fish harvester and lighthouse keeper

Newell, 80, passed away on May 29, 2024. He was born on March 16, 1944. Newell was a man of many trades, but a lobster fisherman at heart, spending most of his life on the water. Even after he retired and passed over the business to his youngest son, he was still at the wheel most of the past 10 years. Newell also served as a lighthouse keeper.

 

Passed On: John Bromley — St. Anthony, N.L. fish harvester and mariner

Bromley, 92, passed away in St. Anthony on May 12, 2024. He was born in Conche, N.L. on January 10, 1932. Bromley worked various jobs, including working as an engineer on a schooner known as The Glider before joining his three brothers in his later years as their fishing buddy. Later on, they were joined by his son Steve, where they worked side by side fishing until he and his brothers retired in 1992.

 

Passed On: Robert Robicheau — Yarmouth, N.S. fish harvester and fish plant worker

Robicheau, 68, passed away at home on May 9, 2024. He was born on December 18, 1955. Robicheau was a fisherman most of his life and worked at several fish plants and lobster pounds. He took great pride in perfecting smoking fish, which his family and friends enjoyed.

 

Passed On: Marie Deveau — Cheticamp, N.S. fish plant worker

Deveau, 86, passed away in Cheticamp on May 20, 2024. Deveau left her hometown when she was 17, moving to Halifax and later Toronto, where she worked in a factory. She later moved back home, where she worked in a fish plant until she retired.

 

Passed On: George Norman — Liverpool, N.S. fishery officer

Norman, 82, passed away at home on April 16, 2024. He was born in Liverpool. Norman was an enforcement officer for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

 

Passed On: Douglas Cyr — Saint John, N.B. boat builder

Cyr, 80, passed away in Saint John on May 27, 2024. He was born in Saint John on June 11, 1943. Cyr worked at the Saint John dry dock until his retirement.

 

Passed On: Wilfred McLeod — Port Mouton, N.S. fish harvester

McLeod, 78, passed away at home on May 3, 2024. He was born in Milton, N.S. McLeod will be remembered by many for his experience as the captain of the Lady Phyllis and the Laurie Dawn plus other various owned boats. He travelled the ocean since the age of 14 when he left his one room schoolhouse to go fishing with his father. He would love to share his stories of bravery and friendships made all along the Atlantic coast with anyone who would listen.

 

Passed On: Freeman Yetman — Yarmouth, N.S. fish harvester

Yetman, 82, passed away in Yarmouth on May 7, 2024. He was born in Bryant’s Cove, N.L. on March 17, 1942. Yetman worked as a fisherman before dedicating 45 years to pipe insulation work.

 

Passed On: John Williams — Port Mouton, N.S. fish harvester and fish plant worker

Williams, 71, passed away in Bridgewater, N.S. on February 25, 2024. He was born in Liverpool, N.S. In his younger years he worked for Bud McLeod’s Fish Plant, but then went on to fish on the Atlantic right up until his retirement at the age of sixty.

 

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