Passed On: Herbert Carroll – Cook’s Harbour, N.L. Fisherman
Carroll passed away on January 18, 2016. He was born in Locke’s Cove on July 20, 1943 and was the oldest child of William and Emily Jane Carroll. He lived in Locke’s Cove until he married Mamie Williams in 1967. That same year the residents of Locke’s Cove were forced to resettle. Herbert and Mamie then moved to Cook’s Harbour where they built their own home and began their family. He was a hard working fisherman and the captain of his own fishing vessel The Fortune Cape until the decline in the fishery.
Passed On: Charles Clattenburg – Port Medway, N.S. Mariner
Clattenburg, 85, passed away in Queens Manor, Liverpool on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Born in Southwest Cove, Queens County, he was a son of the late Laurie and Flossie (Selig) Clattenburg. He worked for Markland Shipping Company in his early years before working for a steel company in Ontario shipping and processing stainless steel ingots. He moved back to Nova Scotia and began a new career as a cook onboard a fishing trawler.
Passed On: Maxwell Knickle – Blue Rocks, N.S. Fisherman
Maxwell (Mackie) Knickle, 85, passed away on January 3, 2016 at home. Born in Blue Rocks on September 27, 1930, he was the son of the late George Murray and Helen Olinda (Dagley) Knickle. Mackie started working at the age of 12, lobster fishing and then worked at numerous jobs; fishing, fish plant, sealing and five years as third mate on the lake boats, before taking a welding course and working 38 years at ABCO in Lunenburg, retiring in 1995. His passions were his boat, being on the water, lobstering and his sons and grandchildren. He could always be found down by the shore working on the boats and traps.
Passed On: Alvin Shea – Waterford, P.E.I. Fisherman
Shea, 81, passed away at the Community Hospital, O’Leary, P.E.I., on January 21, 2016. Born in Waterford on May 29, 1934, he was the son of the late Gerald and Annie (Broderick) Shea. Alvin spent 50 years farming cattle on his Shea Homestead and fishing lobsters out of Skinner’s Pond Harbour along with his brother Norbert (deceased 2003).
Retired: Patrick McGuinness – President Fisheries Council of Canada
McGuinness retired as president of the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) in January, 2016 after serving 26 years with the group. He was president of the FCC since 2003. McGuinness joined the FCC in 1985 on an executive exchange from the federal government to assist the FCC in defending the Atlantic groundfish sector regarding a trade challenge launched by the U.S. east coast industry. At the completion of the exchange period, McGuinness remained with the Council and was appointed vice president in 1989. He was appointed president of the FCC in 2003 following the retirement of then president Ron Bulmer. Michelle Boudreau has assumed the role as FCC president. Boudreau has had an extensive career in the federal government, providing legal counsel in the Departments of Justice and Health Canada. Most recently, she was vice president, Private Markets, Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, a trade association comprised of companies engaged in R&D to develop new medicines and vaccines.