The Twine Loft – November 2021

Passed On: Edward Parr – St. Lunaire-Griquet, N.L. fisherman

Parr, 61, passed away on August 27. He was born in Mary’s Harbour, Labrador to Myrtle and Robert Parr of Port Hope Simpson, Labrador on June 6, 1960. As a young man he grew up in the fishing boat. He was a jack-of-all-trades, fishing and working at St. Anthony Seafoods, as a carpenter, a construction worker, a janitor/bus driver at Bayview Collegiate and White Hills Academy and was also employed at Hillier’s Esso.


Passed On: Gladstone Stratton – Badger’s Quay, N.L. marine business owner

Stratton, 70, passed away on September 6. He spent most of his working years in the fishing gear business, starting with John Leckie Ltd. back in the early 1970s in a small store on the wharf in Valleyfield. He later started his own store, Stratton’s Marine and was very well respected by all that did business with him.


Passed On: Abraham Moores – Flowers Cove, N.L. fisherman

Moores, 71, passed away on September 8. He was born on January 27, 1950 in Flowers Cove to Eli and Laurola Moores. At a young age, he moved to Port au Choix, after the death of his mother, they moved back to Flowers Cove. He was a linesman by trade, but his passion was being a fisherman.


Passed On: Otis Muise – Lake Doucette, N.S. fisherman

Muise, 81, formerly of Pinkney’s Point, passed away on September 22 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on June 14, 1940, he was the son of the late Jules and Celeste (Surette) Muise. He worked as a fisherman throughout his life. He was an avid outdoorsman.He enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming and woodworking, but what he enjoyed most was his tractor.


Passed On: Nicholas Clegg – Little River Harbour, N.S. fisherman

Clegg, 28, passed away suddenly on September 3. He was born at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital on March 30, 1993, to parents Madeleine (Mandy Harris) and Allan Clegg. He loved sports, fishing, hiking, boating, hunting, camping, swimming and a lifelong career as a lobster fisherman


Passed On: Arthur Hurshman – Liverpool, N.S. fisherman

Hurshman, 86, passed away on September 21 at the Queens General Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, Queens County, he was a son of the late James and Mildred (Zwicker) Hurshman. He was a fisherman for most of his working life. He sailed aboard Coast Guard ships for a short time, but returned to fishing until he retired in 1995.


Passed On: Wayne Fredericks – Liverpool, N.S. fish plant worker

Fredericks, 68, passed away on September 19 at the Queens General Hospital. Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late James and Dorothy (Oickle) Fredericks. He worked for Mersey Seafoods for 32 years before retiring in 2000.


Passed On: Joe Van Den Bremt – Charlottetown, P.E.I. seafood producer

Joe Van Den Bremt, 89, passed away on September 8 at the P.E.I. Palliative Care Centre. He was a Belgian immigrant who arrived in Canada in 1954 and is remembered as a tenacious, innovative man who was determined to give back to his adopted country. He was one of the first people to come up with the idea of producing cultured mussels on P.E.I. in the 1970s. He is credited with the idea of growing mussels by using ropes suspended in the water column by a series of buoys and secured to the riverbed. The mussels themselves were placed in nylon stockings purchased from Norway. He sold his mussel farm in 1991 and he received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in 2002 for his work in both the tobacco and mussel industries.

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