Phyllis Marguerite McGugan

June 13, 1922January 16, 2013

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Thursday, January 16, 2013. Our mother passed away peacefully with her daughter, Bev Kulach, and son, Bryan Gibbs, by her side. Phyllis McGugan (Waddell) was born June 13, 1922 and raised west of Weyburn by Jean and Jim Waddell and attended the West Weyburn School. She had many wonderful memories of life with her sisters: Hazel, Helene and Shirley. She married Roy Gibbs and they began their lives together on the farm in McTaggart. Life on the farm was tough, but many Saturday nights were spent relaxing with friends and family. Unfortunately, she lost her partner, Roy, in 1967. At this time, she moved to Weyburn with Bev and Bryan took over the farm. Mom was hardworking and very intelligent. She decided to earn her office education certificate at the Weyburn Vocational School and soon began to work. It wasn’t long, though, until Mom’s beauty was spotted by Dean McGugan who began courting her. They were soon married and had a great life together. Mom and Dean travelled extensively. Mom’s favorite destination was Hawaii. They also spent many winters in Victoria admiring the tulips. Mom held an active position with the Weyburn Hospital Auxiliary and Meals-on-Wheels. Both of these organizations were a definite tribute to her giving nature. Mom was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Jean Waddell, her sisters, Hazel Watts, Helene Watts and Shirley Russell, her husbands, Roy Gibbs and Dean McGugan, infant daughters, Connie and Gwendolyn, and her daughter-in-law, Linda Gibbs. Mom is survived by daughter, Beverly Kulach (Blair) and son, Bryan Gibbs (Karen).Her grandchildren, Christina Balkwill (Kevin Sirett), Stephanie Balkwill, Logan Balkwill (Janna Willis), Cassandra Neitz, Brent (Tracy) Gibbs and Doug (Jacquie) Gibbs, will always remember her abundance of love for them. She was very special and close to her great grandchildren, Micheala, Morgan, Ethan, Geneva, Devin, Kurtis, Bridget, and Katherine. Mom, you are our “sweetest flower that grows and none can compare with our wild Irish Rose.”


  • Memorial Service Monday, January 21, 2013

Phyllis Marguerite McGugan

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February 7, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to all the family on the loss of Phyllis - she will be dearly missed. Nothing can fill the void from her passing, however, you can find comfort in all your wonderful memories. She was a super lady!

January 26, 2013

Sorry for the loss of your mother, she will be greatly missed.

Barry and Bonnie Mactaggart

Treva Tollefson (Fleming)

January 22, 2013

My deepest condolences in the loss of the your Mother. She was a great lady. I knew her from when I worked at the bank. We had many good visits when she was in to see me. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jan Linnell

January 20, 2013

Phyllis was one of the stalwarts of the West Weyburn community and will always be part of my childhood memories. The friendships that started so many years ago were so strong. The anitics that Dad and Roy with Dick and Doug got up to were the legends of our youth! The women showed us how to be good sports with tolerance. She demonstrated how you should get on with your life and enjoy what comes your way...a very good lesson for us all.
Jan Linnell ( Pulfer)