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

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Obituary for Timothy Green

By Sue Patterson

We regret to announce the sudden death of Timothy Edward Green on the 25 January 2019 age 70. Tim was the eldest son of Douglas and Frances Green and was born on the 13 May 1948. At the age of 14, Tim was evacuated with his family to the UK after the volcano erupted in 1961, and went to school at Hardley, Southampton. After leaving school, he worked at the Beaulieu Motor Museum as a valet and would often walk Lord Montague's dogs.

Tim returned to Tristan with his family in 1963 and went to work in the Public Works Department as a Crane Operator. He played a major role in lifting the harbour boats to safety in some of our worst storms. Tim was also an accomplished fisherman, and with his partner Ken Green they would often have one of the largest catches on a fishing day. He then worked for the Agriculture Department until he retired.

Tim loved taking trips up the mountain side and on many occasions took family, friends and visitors to the Peak and the Ponds. He also enjoyed his trips to Nightingale and was a fine coxswain for the longboat Raffee.

All will remember him as a kind and generous man with a good sense of humour who loved his music. He will be very sadly missed by his family and friends. Tim is survived by his sons Matthew and Dion, and his sister Sue. The family would like to thank all those who sent messages of condolence.

Obituary for Monica Glass

By Conrad Glass

Monica Glass passed away peacefully in the early hours of the morning of Tuesday 3rd April 2019, aged 88 years.

Monica Anne Glass (née Rogers) was born on the 4th January 1931, and was the youngest of three children born to Jack and Rose Rogers. Monica was only six months old when her Father died. She had a difficult life growing up without a father, and had to work hard from an early age to help her Mother, brother and sister.

Monica married Edwin Glass in 1952 and they had two children, Sheila Rose Glass born 1957 and Conrad Jack Glass born 1961. Monica used to work at the Fishing Factory, one of many ladies who packed the crayfish on fishing days. She worked hard all her life and enjoyed trips to Nightingale on the longboats with Edwin, and holidays to Stonybeach. She liked to work at the potato patches and spent many enjoyable weekends and holidays with Edwin and grandsons at their camping hut.

Monica Glass

Monica had a mischievous sense of humour, and was always pulling jokes on her friends for a laugh. To the children of the island she was fondly known as Mop-Mop. She resided on Tristan for 88 years, and is survived by her Children Sheila and Conrad, and her Grandchildren Leon and Warren.

Obituary for James Green

By his daughters

James Patrick Green passed away on Saturday 9th February 2019. The funeral took place the next day.

James Green

James was born on the 16th October 1943 to parents Frederick and Alice Green, and was one of eight siblings.

He evacuated to the UK with the other islanders in 1961 when the volcano erupted. While in the UK he joined the Merchant Navy along with some other islanders and worked on the Castle boats.

On returning home James married the late Letitia Green (née Lavarello) and had six children. He worked for the Tristan Government until 1966 then joined Tristan Investments fishing factory in 1967. At the factory James was responsible for all the glass fibre work that took place and became highly skilled in that line. He was also a skilled and successful fisherman, both skills he later passed down to his sons. During James years at the factory fishing boats were built on the island using a glass fibre mould, they were not imported.

James loved visiting his plots at the patches and took good care of them. He was often seen before his illness carrying food to his cattle.

Like most island men who have a love of the sea, he got great satisfaction from sailing in his longboat the British Trader to Nightingale Island and back. He also loved the outdoors and enjoyed mountain trips when he was much younger.

James was a caring loving gentle person with deep sense of family responsibility. When he was not watching his favourite programme "Mrs Brown's Boys" He loved to sit and discuss fishing and the areas best to place fishing gear with his sons, sons-in–law and grandsons.

James is survived by his loving sons, Grant and Desmond, and daughters Linda, Teresa, Lillie, Amanda and Samantha; sisters Martha and Francesca; brothers Benjamin, Kenneth and Terence, sons-in-law Cliff, Ricky, Jeremy and Adrian; daughters-in-laws Carlene and Donna, grandchildren Ivan, Steve, Justin, Leanne, Poppy, Kora, Calvin, Hannah and April; and great grandchildren Sophie, Ethan and Che.

He will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank all those who sent Sympathy messages.

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