Tristan da Cunha Obituaries
Tristan da Cunha celebrates the lives of islanders who have passed away.

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Passing of Lucy Swain

By Shirley Squibb

Lucy Swain

We are very sad to announce the death of Lucy Swain, who passed away in the early hours of Sunday 17th June 2018, aged 83.

We expect to add a full obituary in due course.

 

Obituary for Andrew Glass

By Vera Glass

We regret to announce the death of Andrew Joseph Glass known as 'Sam' who passed away on 28th December 2017 aged 92.

He was born on 27th November 1925 to parents Gordon and Susan Glass (née Repetto), one of six children. He married Ivy Lavarello on 23rd June 1948, and they had one son Eric.

Andrew was evacuated to England when the 1961 volcano erupted, where he worked at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Back on Tristan, Andrew was employed in the Agricultural Department as a Shepherd until his retirement at the age of 65, which he enjoyed very much. He would often talk about the farmers that he worked with on the island.

Andrew loved climbing the mountain and walking to the beaches around the island, which he knew very well, and would always tell amazing stories about his adventures. He also spent a few months at Inaccessible Island with the Denstone Expedition team in 1982.

Andrew enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden, not only for himself but to share with others. He was a kind and humble man and will be sadly missed by his son Eric, brother Eric, sister Ada, and all his relatives and friends.

Andrew Glass

Sad Passing of Tina Glass

By Dawn Repetto

We are very sad to announce the death of Tina Glass, who passed away suddenly on the 4th January 2018, aged 47.

We expect to add a full obituary in due course.

Tina Glass

Obituary for Mary Lavarello

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Mary Lavarello, who passed away 22nd of October 2017 in CapeTown, aged 82.
22-Dec-2017
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Obituary for Bridget Green

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Bridget Green, who passed away 4th December 2017, aged 87.
19-Dec-2017
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Obituary for Daphne Repetto

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Daphne Repetto, who passed away 13th September 2017, aged 81.
11-Dec-2017
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Obituary for Alfred Rogers

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Alfred Rogers, who passed away 19th January 2017, aged 65.
6-Jul-2017
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Obituary for Margaret Swain

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Margaret Swain, who passed away 15th March 2017, aged 75 in Cape Town.
5-Apr-2017
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Obituary for Barton Green

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Barton Green, who passed away 6th March 2016, aged 83.
16-Mar-2017
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