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‘A big fish in this small beautiful pond’: Campobello remembers fallen whale rescuer

A crowd of about 400 gathered for the funeral of a New Brunswick man who died rescuing a whale on Monday. Joe Howlett, 59, was freeing a whale from snow crab fishing lines when he died near Shippagan. The funeral was held at the Wilson’s Beach Baptist Church in Wison’s Beach, Campobello. While the church usually holds 150 people, they made room for 400. Howlett’s son Tyler is one of the many who shared memories of his father. “He was just the funniest guy. He had a joke for everything. Every little thing, it wouldn’t even matter he’d have a joke for it,” he said. “He’d make the worst day feel like the best and the best day feel even better. click here to read the story 17:42