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

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Tragic death of Alfred Rogers

Alfred Rogers and his wife Rhoda

We regret to annnounce the death of Alfred Thomas Rogers, known as 'Toddo', aged 65, in a traffic accident on the 19th January 2017. He leaves behind his wife Rhoda, daughter Geraldine and son Gerald, grandchildren Chantelle and Katie Repetto, and Genna and Ryan Rogers.

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Left: Alfred and his wife Rhoda on his 65th birthday last year.

Obituary for Frances Green

We regret to announce the death of Frances Rose Green, who passed away peacefully on 10th October 2016, at the grand age of 93.

Born on 25th January 1923 to Mary and Fred Swain, she was one of six children. She married Douglas Green in 1946 and they had three children: Tim and Sue who were 14 and 7 when the volcano erupted in 1961 and they were evacuated to England; and Rosalie, who was born shortly after arriving in the UK. In 1963 Frances returned to the island with her family.

Frances could always be found with an easy smile and an infectious laugh. She was a great cook and regularly enjoyed serving up great feasts especially at Christmas and on New Year’s Day. Frances was also a dab hand at cards, a skill she passed on to her grandchildren. She will also be remembered as kind and gentle by all who had the pleasure to meet and know her.

Frances is survived by her son Tim and daughter Sue and will be missed deeply by her grandchildren Matthew, Dion, Trish and Gem as well as her beloved sister Gladys.

The family would like to thank everyone for their kindness in looking after Frances and for all their help and support. Also thanks for all the messages of condolence.

Obituary for Bertha Glass

We regret to announce the death of Bertha Mary Glass who passed away late in the afternoon on Monday 15th August, aged 90. The funeral took place the following day.

Bertha was born on 28th September 1925, the youngest of three children born to parents Harry and Ethel Swain. Bertha married Clement Glass on 23rd September 1947, and is survived by daughter Minnie and grandson Kevin.

Bertha always had a smile whenever you greeted her and loved telling stories of the “olden days”. Bertha enjoyed carding and spinning Island wool and was always there to lend a helping hand when needed. She worked as a part time cleaner for St. Mary’s School until her retirement aged 65, alongside her daughter Minnie.

She enjoyed going to the Potato Patches and enjoyed sheep shearing day most of all. Bertha attended church regularly until she fell ill last year. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends but will always be remembered for her kind heart and cheerful nature.

Obituary for Nola Evans

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Nola Evans, who passed away 13th August 2016 in England, aged 72.
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Obituary for Richard Green

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Richard Green, who passed away 22nd July 2016, aged 59.
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Obituary for Betty Rogers

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Betty Rogers, who passed away 23rd April 2016, aged 68.
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Obituary for Adam Swain

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Adam Swain, who passed away in England 1st March 2016, aged 80.
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Obituary for Winnie Green

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Winnie Green, who passed away 10th January 2016, aged 89.
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