A well-known fisherman who was fighting the provincial government for a right to receive money as part of a resettlement program has died.
Lorne Fudge of Harbour Round made headlines last year after a Supreme Court judge ruled in favour of him and his wife in the case of the resettlement of Round Harbour.
Fudge and his spouse, Violet, brought the matter before the court after they weren’t granted voting rights in the resettlement vote. The province ruled that since the couple only owned commercial property in the community, they weren’t eligible to vote. However, the court ruled in favour of Fudge in February 2013, saying it was unfair.
The couple have been fighting the case with government ever since.
Back in June, Fudge and his crew were also rescued at sea after their fishing vessel was caught in heavy ice plaguing the shorelines at the time. The boat eventually sank, however all crew members were rescued safely.
Fudge was anoutspoken advocate of the fishery and the plights that surrounded many people in his industry.
According to Wimbleton’s Funeral Home, Fudge died on Saturday of natural causes. A funeral service was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Harbour Round on Tuesday.
Lorne Fudge was 50 years old.