Goway’s Marilyn Bryson Retires After 42 Years With The Company
to Vancouver recently to host a special retirement dinner for Marilyn Bryson
the company’s longest-serving employee.
Goway has a 45 yr.
history as a privately owned, Canadian-based company. Bryson has been there for
42 or those 45 years.
Hired in 1973, Bryson
was the 1
st employee of Bruce Hodge, current President and founder
of the company. Despite the fact that she didn’t know how to type, Hodge was
impressed that Bryson had travelled overland between England and India, and
“had a pleasant telephone voice.”
In those days, Goway
specialized in camping tours in Europe and Australia, as well as overland
journeys across Asia, Africa and South America.
Eight years later, the
company was enjoying steady growth when Byrson was asked to spearhead the
opening of a 2
nd office in Vancouver, located in the back of a
Travel Cuts agency at the UBC campus.
single-handedly built the foundations and the infrastructure for Goway to be
the major wholesaler we are today in the western time zone of Canada and the
U.S.A.,” said Hodge. “We at Goway owe a lot to Marilyn, and we’ll all be sad to
see her go when she officially retires December 17