Magan, Sr. M. Sybil

Magan, Sr. M. Sybil

Nationality: Irish
Congregational Register No: 367
D.O.B. 21.04.1896
First Profession: 02.07.1956
Died: 14.07.1983 Aged: 86 years

Sybil Catherine (nee Stanton) from Granard, Co. Longford, was a widow when she entered MMM at Drogheda on 8 December 1953.  A qualified doctor, she had been in public health work in Co. Longford, (where her daughter also lived) prior to entering MMM.

Sr. Sybil spent many happy and productive years in Tanzania – in Makiungu, Dareda, Mpanda and finally Kabanga. When she retired from medical work, she took on the responsibility for hospitality and liturgy in her community.

She felt so ‘at one’ with Tanzania and its people that it was her wish to be buried in Tanzania according to the local customs, and she put this in writing. However, it was not to be. She sustained a fractured hip, which made her nursing care overseas difficult, and she was flown back to Ireland. Sybil recovered but was never really well enough to return overseas.

She loved Scripture and this was of great consolation to her. She was also an avid bridge player – right up to the eve of her death!

Sr. Sybil died and is buried in Drogheda.