Douglas Stewart McGibney

McGibney, Douglas Stewart Date: Nov 13, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Douglas Stewart McGibney on Nov 13, 2013 at the age of 95. Buzz, as he was known by all, was born in Welwyn, Saskatchewan. He moved to Trail in 1938 and was employed by Cominco as an Engineering Technologist for 45 years before moving to White Rock in 1986. Throughout his life Buzz was an avid golfer and curler. He participated in five Brier curling teams, the Canadian Seniors Championship team, and a BC Masters Championship team. In 1978 he was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. In 2011 he was inducted into the Greater Trail Home of Champions Society for recognition on the Home of Champions Monument. Buzz enjoyed golf at the Birch Bank golf course for many years. His bump and run game was legendary. His prowess and short game led to many accolades and trophies. After moving to White Rock, Buzz joined the Hazelmeer golf club and remained a member until he was in his 90’s. Every member and employee enjoyed his charismatic personality and obvious love of the game. He lived life large and had more fun than most of us will ever know. He will be missed by all. Buzz is predeceased by his first wife Angie, his second wife Betty, his parents Margaret and Stewart, his sisters Agnes and Norma, and his brother Duncan. He is survived by his step children Debbie (Gary), Darcie (Scott) and James (Lori), 6 grand children Gord (Shannon), Julie, Dion, Lana, Leigha and Jacqueline, 2 great grand children John & Sydney as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including Stuart (Jan), Marg, Clarice, Cathy and Dorin (Bev). At Buzz’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite charity. Condolences may be offered at

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