Passed On: Donnie Deveau – Petit Étang, N.S. fisherman
Deveau, 65, passed away on September 4, 2022. He was born in Cheticamp, N.S. on July 3, 1957. In 1986, he realized the dream of spending some time on the water when he bought a crab fishing enterprise in Area 19 off his beloved Cheticamp. He loved being on the water and went on to grow the business, eventually expanding into the groundfish fishery in the gulf and the tuna fishery off southwestern N.S. He would remain captain aboard the MV Sonya Lynn, lovingly named after his beautiful daughters, until the cod moratorium when he would retire from the fishery.
Passed On: Primus Pittman – Bird Cove, N.L. fisherman
Pittman, 91, passed away on September 9, 2022. He was born on September 20, 1930. He was a very hard worker all his life and was a well-respected fisherman.
Passed On: William Stevens – Shoal Cove East, N.L. fisherman
Stevens, 77, passed away on September 6, 2022. He was born on August 24, 1945. He was a fisherman most of his life.
Passed On: Bernard Aucoin – Cheticamp, N.S. fisherman
Aucoin, 76, passed away on September 5, 2022. He was born in Cheticamp on February 5, 1946. He loved spending time on the sea fishing crab and groundfish. He made his living on the water beginning at the age of 16 as a fisherman, then a marine engineer. In 2018, after enjoying the sea for 56 years, he moored the boat to the wharf one last time and retired.
Passed On: Marilyn Hemeon – Shelburne, N.S. fish plant worker
Hemeon, 89, passed away on September 18, 2022. She was born on December 10, 1932. She worked at Shelburne Fisheries.
Passed On: Sam Amirault – Villa St. Joseph, N.S. Mariner
Amirault, 78, passed away on September 16, 2022. He was born in Yarmouth, N.S. on February 5, 1944. He worked onboard the MV Bluenose until he retired as a Chief Steward.
Passed On: Barbara Haley – Wedgeport, N.S. fish plant worker
Haley passed away on September 15, 2022. She was born in Yarmouth, N.S. on April 22, 1948. She worked in many jobs throughout her life and most recently worked as a fish processor.
Passed On: Martin Atkinson – Barrington N.S. fisherman
Atkinson, 72, passed away on September 12, 2022. He was born in Barrington, N.S. on April 12, 1950. He did a brief stint in the RCMP which ended due to sports injuries. Back home, he was hired within the lobster and fishing industries. When he married, he wanted to be at home more, so he decided to go into lobster fishing on his own. He built three boats over the years and enjoyed a successful career in the industry.
Passed On: Julia Hurlburt – Yarmouth, N.S. fish plant worker
Hurlburt, 64, passed away on September 11, 2022. She was born in Port aux Basques, N.L. on April 24, 1958. She was described as a hard worker, working in fish plants but willing to do anything that was asked of her.
Passed On: Kevin Joseph MacMullin – Sydney Mines, N.S. fisherman
MacMullin, 32, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. He was born in North Sydney on March 23, 1990. From a young age, he always had a love of the ocean. He was a fisherman at heart and spent some cherished times with his family, lobster and scallop fishing.
Passed On: Ernest Theriault – Meteghan River, N.S. ship builder
Theriault, 80, passed away on August 31, 2022. He was born in Meteghan Centre on March 12, 1942. From 1975 to 1999, he was president of A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd. He retired in 1999 due to ill health.
Passed On: Floyd Eugene Williams – Lockeport, N.S. fisherman
Williams, 79, passed away on September 6, 2022. He was born in Sandy Point, N.S. on March 30, 1943. He was a fisherman and a captain and was involved in the fishing industry all of his working life.
Passed On: David Nickerson – Shag Harbour, N.S. fish plant worker
Nickerson, 74, passed away on September 9, 2022. He was born on October 10, 1947. He worked several years for W. Sears Seafood.
Passed On: Eben Newell – Barrington, N.S. fisherman
Newell, 75, passed away on September 12, 2022. He was born in Yarmouth on December 11, 1946. He was a lobster fisherman and a hard worker.
Passed On: Victor Hurlburt – Yarmouth, N.S. fisherman
Hurlburt, 69, passed away on September 1, 2022. He was born in Yarmouth on April 10, 1953. He was a hard-working fisherman who enjoyed playing softball in his younger years.
Appointed: Nick Travis – Reporter, Navigator Publishing
Navigator Publishing Managing Editor, Kerry Hann, recently announced the appointment of reporter Nick Travis. Based in St. John’s, Travis will be providing editorial content for the flagship Navigator Magazine, as well as the publishing company’s other titles, including Atlantic Fisherman and Atlantic Boating. Travis was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in the small town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He moved to St. John’s, N.L. in 2018 to pursue an education in journalism at the College of the North Atlantic. Travis is looking forward to putting his journalistic training to the test as a fisheries and marine industry reporter in bringing insightful and high-quality content to the Navigator Publishing’s dedicated readers.
Appointed: Tracy King – Deputy Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation and Deputy Minister of Labrador Affairs Secretariat, Office of the Executive Council
Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, recently announced that effective immediately, Tracy King, the recent Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture has been appointed Deputy Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation and Deputy Minister of Labrador Affairs Secretariat, Office of the Executive Council. King previously served as the Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment and Transportation and Works. Prior to that, her roles included Assistant Deputy Minister, Government Renewal Initiative Secretariat, Executive Council, Assistant Secretary to Cabinet, Social Policy, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Planning, with the Department of Health and Community Services. Ms. King has also held a variety of policy-related positions with the Departments of Justice, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs, Health and Community Services, the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat.
Appointed: Jamie Chippett — Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, recently announced that effective immediately, Deputy Minister with the Executive Council, Jamie Chippett, will serve as the acting Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture. Chippett began his provincial public service of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001. His previous Deputy Minister appointments include Tourism, Culture, Arts, and Recreation, Service NL, Municipal Affairs and Environment, including responsibility for Fire Services, Emergency Services, and the Climate Change Branch, Municipal Affairs, Environment and Conservation, and Transportation and Works. From February 2017 to January 2019, he also served as the Chair of the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board. His earliest executive appointments included the positions of Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet and Assistant Secretary to Cabinet, Economic Policy. Chippett began his public service career in a variety of policy-related positions with the Departments of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs; Tourism, Culture and Recreation; Executive Council; and the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat.
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