Edmonton commissioner Geoffrey Craig Hamilton died in
Edmonton at the age of 62.
Mr. Hamilton, a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in civil
1945, was city
commissioner in charge of planning and development from
Born in Mazenod, Saskatchewan, Mr. Hamilton took his early schooling there
before entering the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
1954, he founded a
survey company, joined shortly after by former alderman
Buck Olsen and now known as Hamilton and Olsen Surveys Ltd.
Mr. Hamilton was involved for several years with the Pacific Northwest
Trade Association. He also was president of the Edmonton Kiwanis
1957. A member of the
Kiwanis Club since
1951, he was a
1953 and served on the
board of directors in
1955. He also served one
year as a director of the Kiwanis Children's Aid Society,
holding the post of recreation superintendent.
During the same period, he served a two-year term as president of the
Edmonton Golf and Country Club.
After quitting his city post in Edmonton, Mr. Hamilton became
vice-president of Mannix Co. Ltd. in Calgary for three years,
then joined the Calgary city administration in January
1971, Mr. Hamilton was
appointed Calgary's chief commissioner, a position he held until
resigning in November
Mr. Hamilton was also president of Glenbow Foundation and was involved
with the unsuccessful attempt to create an Alberta movie
industry through Tri-Media Studio of Calgary.
He remained in private consulting work and moved to Edmonton about three
years ago, working as a consultant to the provincial government
1982 to September
He was survived by a daughter, Margaret-Rose Moulton, and his mother,
Margaret of Mazenod, Saskatchewan.
Source: Edmonton Journal,