The Twine Loft – June 2024

Passed On: Trevor Childs — Lark Harbour, N.L. fish harvester

Childs, 44, passed away on April 21, 2024 in Lark Harbour. He was born on May 27, 1979. Childs will be greatly missed by everyone in Lark Harbour, York Harbour and the whole fishing community.

 

Passed On: Nicholas Skinner — Lark Harbour, N.L. fish harvester

Skinner, 26, passed away on April 21, 2024 in Lark Harbour. He was born on April 24, 1997. Skinner will be missed by everyone in Lark Harbour, York Harbour and the fishing community as a whole.

 

Passed On: Robert Page — Marshalltown, N.S. fish plant worker

Page, 58, passed away in Yarmouth, N.S. on March 21, 2024. He was born in Goose Bay, Labrador on June 28, 1965. Page was employed at various fish plants in the area.

 

Passed On: Larry Smith — Yarmouth, N.S. fish harvester

Smith, 73, passed away in Yarmouth on April 21, 2024. He was born on September 22, 1950. Smith was a fisherman all his life.

 

Passed On: Stillman O’Connell — Yarmouth, N.S. fish plant worker

O’Connell, 71, passed away in Yarmouth on April 2, 2024. He was born on December 27, 1952 in Yarmouth. O’Connell dedicated 50 years of his life working for Scotia Garden Seafoods, starting as a labourer when it was Kennebec, Sweeney’s and Sable Fish Products until he became plant manager for many years.

 

Passed On: Angus MacKinnon — Margaree Harbour, N.S. fish harvester

MacKinnon, 86, passed away in Inverness, N.S. on April 1, 2024. He was born on May 12, 1937, in Margaree Harbour. From the early age of 12, MacKinnon enjoyed spending his time salmon fishing with his father and continued fishing lobster up to the age of 70. In the winter of 1966–67, he was hired by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for snow crab explorations at three ports in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This research was foundational for the establishment of today’s crab industry.

 

Passed On: Douglas Oliver — Bay View, N.S. fish harvester

Oliver, 59, passed away at home on April 10, 2024. He was born on April 5, 1965. Oliver dedicated his life to the sea, following in the footsteps of his father. Beginning his journey on his father’s scallop boat, the Lorraine O., Douglas eventually assumed the role of captain after his father’s passing. Throughout his career, he worked on numerous vessels, and loved sharing tales of his fishing adventures with his sons, imparting in them a profound appreciation for their maritime heritage.

 

 

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