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

Obituary for Margaret Swain

Margaret Swain

By Hazel Carter

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Margaret Laura Swain aged 75 on Wednesday 15th March 2017 in Cape Town.

Born on Tristan Da Cunha on the 3rd June 1941 to Richard and May Swain, she had one sibling Rupert Swain. Margaret Married Sogneas Swain in 1965 and they had four children.

Margaret was a kind, generous caring person who always put others before herself. She worked for many of the expatriates and was fondly remembered as a wonderful caring person who could light up the room with her radiant smile and grace. She also enjoyed working in the factory until her illness prevented her from working a few months ago and was known as a hard worker who never complained and got on with the job.

Margaret believed strongly in her faith and never missed church regardless of the weather. She was a member of the mothers union which was held regularly in the church or home.

Margaret leaves behind her daughters Glynis Swain, Christine Swain, Hazel Carter, her son Dennis Swain, grandson Thomas Swain and Son-in-law Barry Carter. She also leaves behind her brother Rupert.

The family would like to thank all those that supported Margaret and her family, for the messages of condolence, and all who joined them for the services both on Tristan and in Cape Town.

Always in our hearts, gone but not forgotten.