Member Biography

G.C. Hamilton

Geoffrey Craig Hamilton

(1923.06.08 – 1984.?.?)
Commission #093

Former Edmonton commissioner Geoffrey Craig Hamilton died in Edmonton at the age of 62.

Mr. Hamilton, a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in civil engineering in 1945, was city commissioner in charge of planning and development from 1961 to 1966.

Born in Mazenod, Saskatchewan, Mr. Hamilton took his early schooling there before entering the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. About 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 Club for 1957. A member of the Kiwanis Club since 1951, he was a vice-president in 1953 and served on the board of directors in 1953, 1954 and 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 1969.

In 1971, Mr. Hamilton was appointed Calgary's chief commissioner, a position he held until resigning in November 1973.

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 from June 1982 to September 1983.

He was survived by a daughter, Margaret-Rose Moulton, and his mother, Margaret of Mazenod, Saskatchewan.

From “Edmonton Journal”, 1984-09-06