Tristan da Cunha Community News
News about and from the Tristan da Cunha community both on the island and overseas.

Joyce Hagan's 80th and Debbie Swain's 40th joint birthday party

Photos from Marion Collins

Better later than never, here are photos of the joint birthday party held by Joyce Hagan and her daughter Debbie Swain at the Prince Philip Hall in 7th September 2018. Debbie was 40 on 27th July 2018 and Joyce was 80 on 11th August 2018.

 Joyce Hegan and Debbie Swain with their birthday cakes Joyce Hagan and her godchildren
Joyce Hegan and Debbie Swain with their birthday cakes Joyce with her godchildren Renée and Grant Green
Joyce Hagan and her daughters Joyce Hagan and her grandsons
Joyce with husband Donald and daughters (L-R): Debbie Swain, Rosemary & Miranda Repetto, & Marion Collins Joyce & Donald with (L-R): grandson Dean, son-in-law Darren, daughter Miranda, & grandson Randall Repetto
Debbie Swain and her godparents Debbie Swain and her godchidren
Debbie with her godparents (L-R): Karl Hagan, Francesca Green & Sheila Glass.
Absent: Eric & Martha Glass, & Linda Lavarello
Debbie with her godchidren (L-R): Leo Glass, Dean & Chantelle Repetto, & Leanne Swain.
Absent: Cameron Repetto

Leanne Swain's 21st Birthday

Photos from Dawn Repetto

Leanne Swain's 21st birthday was on 29th April 2019 but her birthday party
was held at her home on the 31st May.

Leanne Swain with her family at her 21st birthday party.

Leanne with her family (L-R): Sasha, Steve, Leanne, Lillie and Cliff Swain

Leanne Swain with her grandmother Nora Swain at her 21st birthday party. Leanne Swain with her boyfriend Julian Repetto at her 21st birthday party.
Leanne with her Grandmother Nora Swain Leanne and boyfriend Julian Repetto

Leanne Swain with her godchildren at her 21st birthday party. 

Leanne with her godchildren (L-R): Sophie, April and Kaleigh Swain, Hannah Green and Owen Glass

Leanne Swain with her godparents at her 21st birthday party

Leanne with her godparents (L-R): Back: Grant Green, Ricky Swain, Desmond Green, Larry Swain, Debbie Swain and Samatha Swain. Middle: Dilys and Teresa Green, Leanne, Alison and Maria Swain. Front: Ivan Green

Obituary for Violet Brown (née Repetto)

By Ian Brown

Violet Rene Brown (née Repetto) passed away aged 79 on Thursday 18th April 2019 at her home in Blackfield, Hampshire, UK. Violet was born on 14th December 1939 on Tristan da Cunha. She was the second youngest child of Arthur and Edith Repetto (née Swain) and had six brothers and sisters. She married Michael Brown on 7th September 1963 and had three children Ian, Susan and Joy.

Violet and Michael revisited Tristan many times and was known as "Aunty Vi" by those youngsters that knew her. She would be happy to host any Tristanian that arrived in the UK with open arms. A kind and generous person who was loved, and will be missed by everyone.

An order of service was held on Tristan at the same that time her funeral was held in the UK.

Violet leaves behind her husband Michael, three children Ian, Susan and Joy, six Grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Violet Rene Brown

2019 Annual Gathering

Report on the 2019 Association Annual Gathering in Southampton, where members socialised, watched films, and visited stalls. Aniket Sardana gave a talk on Tristan through a vet's eyes.
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Governor-Elect attends Tristan Association Annual Gathering

Welcome liaison with UK- based Association officers and members
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Next Annual Gathering

The Tristan da Cunha Association is returning to the Southampton Holiday Inn for its Annual Gathering on Saturday 18th April 2020.
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Julia Hagan's 50th Birthday

Photographs of Julia Hagan's 50th Birthday celebrations.
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Programme for the 2019 Annual Gathering

Programme and booking details for the Annual Gathering of the Tristan da Cunha Association to be held in Southampton on 27th April 2019.
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Obituary for Timothy Green

Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Timothy Green, who passed away 25th January 2019, aged 70.
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