The Twine Loft — September 2019

Passed On: Owen Nickerson – Halifax, N.S. fisherman

Nickerson, 98, formerly of South Side, passed away on July 16 at the Camphill Veterans’ Memorial Hospital. Born September 28, 1920, in South Side, he was the son of the late Belmont Sr. and Susan (Ross) Nickerson. He was a veteran of WWII, joining the RCAF on August 6, 1941 where he served in Canada, Great Britain and Germany, until his discharge in 1946. After the war, he spent his working life on the water, retiring in 1975. His early years were on the boats Judy Linda I, II and III, swordfish and halibut fishing with Morrell Rodgerson. He also fished on one of the Robertson’s boats out of Shelburne. He was also on the Stuart and Lynne scalloping with his brother-in-law, Carl Atkinson. Later, he was engineer on Carl’s Sea Life herring seiner.

Passed On: Donald Carter – Badger’s Quay, N.L. fisherman

Carter, 92, passed away on July 18 at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s. He was born on October 20, 1926 to James and Eliza Carter of Badger’s Quay. He spent his earlier years working on a schooner travelling along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, while his final years of work were spent working at the Beothic Fish plant.

Passed On: Murray MacKenzie – Liverpool, N.S. mariner

MacKenzie, 86, passed away on Monday, July 29 at the Queens Manor, Liverpool. Born in Lockeport, Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Murray and Ada (Young) MacKenzie. He was employed for many years with Mersey Seafoods as captain of the Verna & Gean, which he later built as a scale model and it is presently on display at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg.

Passed On: Perley Munroe – Ingomar, N.S. fisherman

Munroe, 86, passed away at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital on July 27. Born in Gunning Gove on October 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Albert and Helen (Goulden) Munroe. He was the last remaining member of immediate family of six. Perley was a fisherman all of his working life.

Passed On: Eric Donaldson – Barrington Passage, N.S. fisherman

Donaldson, 60, passed away on July 25 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1959, he was one of six children born to the late Merle and Edna Donaldson. He was a long-time fisherman and self-taught handyman.

Passed On: Andrew Morash – Birchtown, N.S. fisherman

Morash, 58, passed away at the Roseway Hospital on July 23. Born in Sandy Point he was a son of the late Ira and Helen (Brown) Morash. He was a fisherman all his working life.

Passed On: Albert Surette – Abram’s River, N.S. fisherman

Surette, 66, passed away unexpectedly at home on July 21. He was born in Yarmouth on August 6, 1952. He was a fisherman, having fished all his life and was also a fish plant worker for R & K Murphy.

Passed On: Antony Nickerson – Beaverdam, N.S. fisherman

Nickerson, 51, formerly of Clark’s Harbour, passed away on July 6 at Beaverdam. Born on April 25, 1968, he was the son of Brian and Marsha Nickerson. He was a commercial fisherman for 36 years.

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