This article is reprinted from Volume 1, Number 3 (October/November 1966) of The Coachways Thunderbird, "a magazine for and by employees of the Coachways System". The magazine was published every two months by the Coachways head office at 10040 - 104 Street in Edmonton, Alberta.
This photo of G. R. Cameron talking to R. H. Choate, (Manager of The Yukon Electrical Company Limited) was taken in the Yukon Commissioner's office in Whitehorse, in the spring of '66, prior to Mr. Cameron's moving to Edmonton.
Gordon R. Cameron, former Commissioner of the Yukon, has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Canadian Coachways Limited. Mr. Cameron resigned as Yukon Commissioner this spring to take on the position at the Company's head office
in Edmonton. [Commissioner Cameron announced his resignation on December 30, 1965, to take effect June 1, 1966.]
He served on the City Council of Whitehorse for six years (1954-1960): four years as an Alderman and two years as Mayor. He was appointed Commissioner of the Yukon Territory in May, 1962.
In 1948 he entered a business partnership known as Whitehorse Flying Services Ltd., an operation which was sold to Pacific Western Airlines in 1955. He then went into aircraft salvage and overhaul with Glacier Aircraft, and later became Operations Manager for Klondike Helicopters Ltd., operating out of Whitehorse and Dawson City.
Mr. Cameron brings to the Coachways System the benefit of 25 years of experience in the North, both business and government. Born in Nova Scotia, he moved to Vancouver at the age of eight. In 1941 he went to the Yukon with the British Yukon Navigation Company (Air Service). When the B.Y.N.C. was amalgamated with Canadian Pacific Airlines the following year he was appointed Senior Base Engineer and Crew Chief. He served in the Canadian Army for two years, 1944-46.
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron reside at 10236 - 130 Street in Edmonton. They have four sons: Robert, 21; Scot, 19; Hunter, 17, and Dean, 13.
Mr. Cameron is a member of the Quarter-Century Club of Canada (25 years in aviation). He has been a Kiwanian for 15 years, and is a charter member of the Transportation Bureau, Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include boating, hunting, fishing, flying and music (in the North he was a member of the Midnight Sun Pipe Band).
Bus & Motorcoach History: Yukon & Northern British Columbia