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

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Sad passing of Ernest Repetto

By Dawn Repetto

Ernest Arthur Repetto

We are very sad to announce the death of Ernest Repetto, always known as Ernie, who passed away peacefully in the hospital during the afternoon of 30th September 2018, aged 92.

We expect to add a full obituary in due course.


Obituary for Rupert Swain

Rupert SwainIt is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rupert Mark Swain on the 20th August 2018 aged 74 after a long illness. Rupert was one of two siblings, he was born on the 1st September 1943 to Richard and May Swain, Rupert's sister Margaret passed away earlier last year.

Rupert was a kind person who would help anyone, he was quiet and caring in nature with a gentle heart. Until his illness took hold Rupert worked in the agricultural department on Tristan which he enjoyed. He was a keen fisherman and would often discuss where the best spots were for catching the Tristan Lobster. He loved being out on the open seas and hardly missed a trip to Nightingale, he was very proud of being one of the crew of "Pincher" one of the traditional longboats.

Rupert also loved telling stories about his time in the UK after the 1961 volcanic eruption, and could remember every detail about the evacuation trip to England on the "Stirling Castle". This inspired him to seek work on ships of the Union-Castle Line while resident in the UK.

Rupert will be sadly missed, he leaves behind his nieces Glynis, Christine and Hazel, and his nephew Dennis.

The family would like to thank all those for the support provided, the messages of condolence and all that joined them for the service.

Gone but not forgotten.

Memorial Service Announced for former Admin Peter Wheeler

Peter Wheeler, who was Administrator of Tristan during the volcano years, died on the 6th May 2018. His memorial service will be held in early September 2018.
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Obituary for Lucy Swain

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Lucy Swain, who passed away 17th June 2018, aged 83.
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Obituary for Andrew Glass

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Andrew Glass, who passed away 28th December 2017, aged 92.
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Sad Passing of Tina Glass

Death announcement for Tristan da Cunha islander Tina Glass, who passed away 4th January 2018, aged 47.
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Obituary for Mary Lavarello

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

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

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Daphne Repetto, who passed away 13th September 2017, aged 81.
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