Charles Scriver Obituary, Death – Charles Scriver, age 92, passed away on April 7 from complications related to a stroke. His twelve-year tango with Parkinson’s disease left him physically weaker but spiritually rich. His final days were filled with love and comfort from his loved ones. Charles leaves behind his wife of 69 years, “Zipper” (born Esther Peirce), and their four children, Do-Ellen (Kim Hansen), Peter (Nicola Poplawski), Julie (Nathalie Senécal), and Paul (Nathalie Senécal). Sam Scriver, Lucy (Patrick Conan), Claire May (Derek Baird), and Nam Scriver; and Anthony Gador’s great-grandson Max.
Julia (Robert Sheidow); and Emily Hansen (Oker Chen). Grief after the 2005 death of grandson Matthew Poplawski-Scriver was intense.
Charles’s resume at McGill and the Montreal Children’s Hospital as a human geneticist is impressive. He will be remembered by the many people whose lives he improved by his work and kindness as a remarkable clinician and scientist whose entire life was focused on translating the results of his and others’ considerable research into practical applications for real people. He was the quintessential scientist-doctor. Charles, who attended the Dent Lab in London in the early 1960s, is credited for introducing the research of inborn errors of metabolism to the United States and Canada.
The field of biochemical genetics would not be where it is now without his efforts. Charles found inspiration in many things: music, literature, science, teaching, and, most importantly, his friends and family. He never missed an occasion to tell Zipper how much he adored her. The staff at the Montreal Neurological Institute, together with the many friends and professionals who helped make Zipper’s final years enjoyable, have our deepest gratitude. On Thursday, April 20th, there will be a memorial service for Charles. Chapel doors open at 2:30. Celebration of Life at Loyola Chapel, 7141 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6 at 3 p.m.