On January 24, 2024, in Chicago, Margaret Ward Siber passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 80. Born in Montreal, she spent her childhood in Maisonneuve and Saint-Lambert. She attended Bishop’s University, where she studied medicine.
Despite her rebellious nature, she was a brilliant student and passed many of her courses, including organic chemistry, where she was the only woman in her class. Her professor suggested she do a PhD in chemistry, but she decided instead to go to McGill Medical School to become a pediatrician.
It was during her years as a medical student that Margaret and a group of classmates founded the Point St. Charles Community Clinic.
In 1970, she moved to the U.S. with her husband George to complete internships in Chicago and Boston.