Obituary: Margaret Siber, one of the Clinic’s founders

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.