Yukon Nuggets

  • Sybil Collins, June '91.

1991 Hougen's history

Fred H. Collins

Fred H. Collins served as Commissioner of the Yukon from 1955 to 1962.  Retired army colonel Collins was the last Ottawa appointed civil servant to fill the post.  He was succeeded by Gordon Cameron , former Mayor of Whitehorse.  Fred Collins with his wife Sybil retired to St. Catherines, Ontario.  In 1991 Rolf and Marg visited Sybil, she had lost Fred a few years before, in a retirement home.  Her walls were lined with Yukon memorabilia.  As she said about their Yukon stay “the best period of our lives.”