Jocelyn D. McGibbon, 67, nurse, pharmacy technician

March 31, 2006

Jocelyn D. McGibbon, a registered nurse and retired pharmacy technician, died of kidney failure March 24 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 67.

She was born Jocelyn Diane Canham and raised in Stroud, England. She earned a degree in orthopedic nursing in 1958 from Rowley-Bristo Hospital in Guilford, England. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, she was a registered nurse at Charing Cross Hospital in London.

She later served as a registered nurse with the British army in Singapore and Malaysia before moving in 1966 to Pontiac, Mich., and then to Baltimore in 1972.

Mrs. McGibbon, who was a longtime resident of Timonium, worked as a cashier and a member of the support staff at Lykos Pharmacy on York Road. Until retiring in 2004, she had been a pharmacy technician at a Rite Aid pharmacy in Timonium.

She was an avid flower gardener and an accomplished musician who played the cello, piano and organ. She also liked to travel to England.

Mrs. McGibbon was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, where a funeral Mass was offered Monday.

Surviving are four daughters, D. Tracey Santry of Ellicott City, Claire L. Hasslinger of Williamsburg, Va., Fiona M. Coulter of Timonium and Alison M. Price of Owings Mills; a sister, Maire Thomas of Dorchester, England; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her marriage to Dr. Bernard M. McGibbon ended in divorce.

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