Passed On: Hubert Waterman – Twillingate, N.L. Fisherman
Waterman, aged 102 years, passed away on October 18, 2015. He was born in Twillingate on June 15, 1913 and raised in Durrell. He spent his early life working hard in the lumber camps and on the fishing grounds. Waterman, a well-known fisherman on the Northeast coast, started fishing at age 10. It was in the 1960s he decided to take a risk and try his luck on the coast of Labrador. With the help of his sons, Waterman cut enough timber and plank to craft a vessel nearly 60 feet in length. They left Twillingate in search of plentiful fishing grounds in Labrador. When the fish became scarce, he and his sons returned to Twillingate to fish the waters of Notre Dame. Waterman continued to fish for many decades afterward, until his eventual retirement from the commercial fishery. He was predeceased by wife Annie; daughters Lillian and Betty; grandsons Howard Rideout and Jeffery Lunnen and great grandson Rory Elliott. He leaves to mourn children Audrey (Douglas) Simms, Neta (Martin) Rideout, Raymond (Edna), Calvin (Ruth), John (Ruth), Gladys (Herman) Crewe, Eric (Ruth), Ruth (Harvey) Lunnen, Harold (Beatrice) and Wayne (Linda); 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and brother Cyril, as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Passed On: Capt. Lewis Marmaduke (Duke) Collins – N.L. Master Mariner
Capt. Lewis, 85, passed away on October 30, 2015. Born in Carmanville, N.L. on December 23, 1930, he spent a lifetime at sea. He was a Master Mariner (foreign going) and a harbour pilot in St. John’s and other N.L. ports. Dearly beloved husband of Lorraine (Fitzpatrick) and father of Judi (Eric) Barter, Bill (Marilyn), Marilyn Pilkington and John (Darlene). Pre-deceased by his first wife, Beulah, his parents, Capt. Frank and Evelyn Collins, brother Clifton and sister, Kathleen Pearce. While many friends, relatives and colleagues have pre-deceased him, he leaves behind many more, including his good friends, Capt. Joseph Prim, Mark Matthews and John House.
Passed On: Michel Poirier – Cheticamp, N.S. Fisherman
Poirier passed away suddenly on October 11, 2015 at the age of 69. Born in Cheticamp, he was the son of the late Francois and Eugenie (Gaudet) Poirier. Poirier had a passionate love for the sea. He was self-employed as a lobster and crab fisherman on his boat, the Mighty Matthew, for many years. There was never a time he passed a dock without stopping to look at the vessels. He enjoyed sailing from North Sydney to Port aux Basques on the Newfoundland ferry, especially during the winter months. Michel enjoyed playing and listening to fiddle music and he was an avid reader. He followed the news daily and enjoyed discussing politics with anyone who would listen.
Passed On: Alice Newell-Burgess – Port Mouton, N.S. Fishing Industry Administrative Assistant
Alice Newell-Burgess of Port Mouton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Born in Port Mouton, she was a daughter of the late William and Inez (Maxwell) Fisher. Alice worked as an administrative assistant in the fishing industry for most of her working career starting with Nickerson Bros. then with C.W. “Bud” McLeod Fisheries and Clearwater Fisheries. She is survived by her husband Beryle with whom she has spent 43 years; her daughters Eleanor (Vaughn) Lloyd-West of Liverpool; Nancy (Curtis) Daury of Liverpool; Lynnette (Tom) Kean of Port Mouton; Martha Labour of Port Mouton.
Appointed: Gerald Anderson – Vice-President Indigenous with University of the Arctic (UArctic)
Anderson will provide strategic oversight of Indigenous perspectives within UArctic and ensure that UArctic contributes to the well-being of northern Indigenous communities while continuing his role as director, development and engagement, at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University. Memorial University is a member of UArctic, a cooperative network of about 150 universities, colleges and other organizations, committed to higher education and research in the North. It builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach, UArctic enhances human capacity in the North, promotes viable communities and sustainable economies and forges global partnerships. Anderson succeeds Dr. Keith Chaulk, the former director of Memorial University’s Labrador Institute in this role with UArctic, and will serve an initial three-year term (2015-2018) effective immediately. Born in L’Anse Aux Meadows, N.L., Mr. Anderson joined the Fisheries and Marine Institute in 1987 and has worked for over 27 years in various roles with Indigenous groups in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut and Nunavik, primarily focused on establishing fisheries and marine education and training programs. Anderson helped develop fisheries development training plans for Nunavut, Nunatsiavut, Innu Nation, Federation of Newfoundland Indians and the Labrador Métis Nation. He worked closely with the Miawpukek First Nation in Conne River to develop and deliver a long-term fisheries and marine training program.
Appointed: Gary Bradshaw – Associate Vice-President (Administration and Finance) The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Bradshaw brings more than 20 years of post-secondary experience in facilities management, project management and general management in the areas of engineering, financial services, human resources and labour relations. He will transfer from his current post as associate vice-president (Grenfell Campus) administration and finance where he has served since 2011. He will join the institute in his new position at a yet-to-be-determined date. Bradshaw came to Memorial University from the University of Prince Edward Island, where he was vice-president, finance and facilities, for nine years. Prior to working at UPEI, Bradshaw was the vice-president of business operations at Stratos Global. He held the position of director of Facilities Management at Memorial University’s St. John’s campus for more than six years. Bradshaw is the past-president and board member of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO).
Appointed: John Gu – Vice-President Asia-Pacific Clearwater Seafoods
Gu will be responsible for providing leadership to further develop and deliver Clearwater’s organizational objectives in the Asia-Pacific region. He currently leads a national sales force of 600 who are responsible for business-to-business interactions across China for a multi-national grocery retailer. Prior to his current role, Gu held a variety of management roles with Unilever China and Unilever EMEA, including several assignments in key Chinese markets.