Passed On: Keith Stubbert – North Sydney, N.S. Fisherman
Stubbert died tragically after falling overboard on dumping day off Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, November 30. Born in Point Aconi, he was the son of Janie (Edwards) Robinson and the late Edward Stubbert. Stubbert was a fisherman by trade, fishing for over 30 years. It was in his blood — he looked forward to fishing each season. He also enjoyed hunting. He was an avid dart player and played on many leagues. He was more than happy to beat anyone that challenged him to a game. Keith had a quick wit and a winning smile, he loved to sit around his wood stove in his barn with the love of his life, Sonja.
Passed On: Jackie Nickerson – Port La Tour, N.S. Fisherman
“Capt. Jack,” 66, passed away November 26, 2015 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born on January 14, 1949, he was a son of the late Seaton and Deborah (Ross) Nickerson. Jackie was a fisherman all of his life and enjoyed fishing with his sons and grandsons. He loved deer hunting and going with them to the camp and camping at his trailer in Welshtown.
Passed On: John “Junior” Robicheau – Yarmouth, N.S. Fisherman
Robicheau, 48, Yarmouth, passed away suddenly while lobster fishing on Monday, January 4, 2016. Born in Yarmouth on August 15, 1967, he was a son of John L. Robicheau Sr. and Leona (Leaman) Clements-Brittain. He worked as a lobster fisherman, having also worked with MacKenzie Security as a stevedore. In his spare time, when he wasn’t busy cheering for the Montreal Canadiens, he loved deer hunting, fishing and just spending time outdoors. Junior will also be remembered as a jokester and a man with a big heart.
Passed On: Clyde Sampson – Rockdale, N.S. Fisherman
Sampson died December 8, 2015, in Strait Richmond Hospital. Born November 17, 1924, at Three Island Cove, he was the son of the late Charles Frederick and Sabine (Martell) Sampson. He worked for more than 50 seasons as a lobster fisherman and more than 50 winters as a freight handler on the Halifax waterfront. He spent many fall seasons in the woods hunting deer and snaring rabbits. He was a main source for many locals who wanted wild rabbits for their Christmas Acadian meat pies. A renowned storyteller, his accounts of fishing, hunting and working the waterfront would always end with laughter. While working Pier 21 during the 1940s, he helped transport many of the new immigrants’ luggage to the immigration offices and train coaches.
Appointed: John Dillon – U.S. Chair of Atlantic Salmon Federation
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) recently announced that John T. Dillon of Greenwich, Connecticut, has assumed the chairmanship of the organization’s U.S. Board of Directors. Dillon has been a member of ASF’s U.S. Board since 2010, serving as Chairman of the ASF (U.S.) Research and Environment Committee from 2013 – 2015. Prior to joining the ASF (U.S.) Board of Directors he served on the ASF (U.S.) National Advisory Council from 1996 to 1998. He also co-chaired the recent Miramichi Salmon Association Capital Campaign that raised over $2 million to help support MSA’s salmon conservation and research activities. When Dillon was Chairman and CEO of International Paper (IP), he helped secure IP’s involvement and financial support for ASF’s salmon tracking research. He joined Evercore Partners, an investment bank, in March 2005. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Paper from April 1, 1996 to October 31, 2003. Mr. Dillon was elected to International Paper’s Board of Directors in 1991. Dillon received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Hartford and a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. His professional affiliations include membership on the Board of Directors of Kellogg Company and Progressive Waste Solutions, Ltd. He retired as a Caterpillar director in December 2010 and DuPont director in April 2011. A long-time member of the Business Council, Dillon served as chairman of the Business Roundtable (BRT), Chairman of the Board of the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE), and chairman of the board of governors of the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI). He was a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Trade Policy and Negotiations. Dillon assumes the role from Christopher H. Buckley Jr., who had chaired ASF’s U.S. Board of Directors since 2012.