TOM DYER Born 12 June 1931, Died 23 October, 2017 at Palmerston North. Tom joined the Union Company in Christchurch in April 1949. He went to sea as an Assistant Purser in February 1953, serving on the Company trades, including a period in the “Karoon” in the early sixties. Kiwi pursers sent to Australian ships were usually there to do penance for some misdemeanour in New Zealand. In 1966 he went ashore where he worked in the Industrial Department at Head Office. He had been ill for some time and Bob Dickinson was fortunate enough to visit him during a visit to Wellington shortly before his death. Bob says he was a great character and a fine friend of over 63 years.