Douglas Stewart (Buzz) McGibney
Born: 1918 (Welwyn, Saskatchewan)
Died: November 13, 2013 (Surrey, B.C.)
Canadian Curling Hall of Fame (1978)
Greater Trail Home of Champions Society (2011)
Born in the hamlet of Welwyn in southeastern Saskatchewan, Buzz McGibney moved to British Columbia in 1938. He worked as an engineering technologist at Cominco in Trail for 45 years, during which he gained a reputation as a superior golfer and curler.
McGibney competed at five Canadian Brier tournaments. He was part of the Reg Stone rink of the Trail Curling Club that won the B.C. championship in 1952, ’53, ’55 and ’57. In 1967, McGibney skipped his own rink to the Brier. His team finished fifth in Canada’s centennial year.
In senior curling, he was part of a rink that claimed the provincial championship in 1974. Finally, he won the B.C. Masters title in 1988 as skip of a rink based in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Marpole.
McGibney was made a life member of Curl B.C. in 1991. He had earlier been inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.