Obituary for Tristan da Cunha islander Sylvia Green, who passed away 7th February 2024, aged 83.

Obituary for Sylvia Green

We regret to report the death of Sylvia Emmy Caroline Green (nee Repetto), who passed away on 7th February 2024 aged 83 years.

Sylvia was born on the 19th December 1940 to parents John (Johnnie) and Margaret (Margie) Repetto and was the youngest of their three children.

Sylvia married Benny Green on 20th January 1962 at Bletchingley Church in Surrey in a double wedding ceremony with Lars and Trina Repetto. The reception was held at Pendell Camp only a few days prior to the islanders’ move to Calshot in Hampshire.

Sylvia was a loving and caring lady who adored her family. She was always seen smiling as she walked through the village, often sharing a joke and bringing joy to those around her.

She enjoyed working in the potato patches, a cherished activity she regularly shared with her late husband Benny and Sister Rose.

On sunny days, Sylvia's passion for gardening came to life as she tended to her beautiful garden. She took great pride in her vibrant red dahlias and towering sunflowers, which were always in full bloom and a sight to behold.

Sylvia's presence in our lives will be deeply missed, but her memory will live on in the hearts of her family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. She leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter

Sylvia is survived by her siblings Rose Glass and Lindsey Repetto, son Shaun Green, daughters Rita Repetto, and Jaqueline Lavarello, daughter-in-law Renee Green, sons-in-law Gary Repetto and Duncan Lavarello. Grandchildren: Kimberley, Janice and Dylan Green, Jonathan, Riaan, Julian and Clifton Repetto and Janine Lavarello.