Wynne Evans

Mr Pierce Wynne Evans, Chief Engineer, "Crossed the Bar on 25th January 1999.
The funeral cortege arrived at Penrtre Bychan Crematorium, Wrexham, at 1100hrs on Wednesday 3rd February. It was a glorious spring like day, full of sunshine and birdsong. The gardens were full of colour and it was a fitting day to say farewell to an old friend and Shipmate.
There had been an earlier service at Wynne's home and the service at Wrexham was attended by a large number of Wynne's family, neighbours and from his days in Reardon Smith there was Captain Brian Boyer and his wife Marion, Mr Roy Burston, Captain Johnny Cann and his wife Marion, Mr John Cullen, and Captain Ray Skinner.
Wynne's widow, Freda, was very composed as were his two daughters Menna and Rhian. Menna a local midwife is due to be married in June. Rhian arrived home from South Africa a week or so before Wynne,s passing, she has now returned to Capetown, where she is principal harpist with the Capetown Orchestra. The service was conducted in Welsh.
Wynne was a member of a Welsh male voice choir and the choir members sang heartfully in Welsh concluding the service with the beautiful hymn "The Old Rugged Cross".
Wynne, Freda, and their two daughters were all very well known and respected in Denbigh and an extremely close family.

"Shipmates" members send their deepest sympathy to Freda, Menna, and Rhian.

Capt Brian Boyer as a first trip apprentice sailed with Wynne on the MV Houston City and over the years sailed together on a number of Reardon Smith ships, both rising through the ranks, finally Wynne as Chief Engineer and Brian as Master on the TMM ship Gela.

Wynne did his first trip with me the Editor (Alec Osborne) on the MV Houston City sailing from Liverpool March 1955 with a cargo of general car5go from New Zealand, then Australia, Japan, and to Vancouver Washington, USA to load grain for Rotterdam. Wynne sailing as Junior Engineer and I was the 3rd Engineer. He was a good Shipmate. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Printed in Shipmates issue 11. June 1999.