The College and University community were very sad to learn that David Popkin, former Dean and Professor Emeritus of the College passed away at home January 7th 2014. The following is the notice which appeared in newspapers the following day.
Dr. DAVID POPKIN 1940 – 2014, early in the morning of Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Dr. David Popkin passed away at his residence in Saskatoon. He led an inspirational life and will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have had him in their lives, most especially his loving wife of over 49 years, Linda, and his children, Michael Popkin, Erica Hoffart, Amanda Popkin and Peter Popkin, together with their partners and his grandchildren, present and future. He will live on in our hearts and in the spirit with which he taught us to live our lives. Rest in peace Dad. “Funeral Services will take place on Monday, February 17th 2014 at 10:30 am at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in Saskatoon. A full obituary will be carried in a future edition.” In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Prairie Hospice Society Inc. (716 Queen St. Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M9) would be appreciated by the family.
If you would like to pass along condolences to the family, please sign the online guest book at the following link http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/leaderpost/obituary.aspx?n=david-popkin&pid=168959918&fhid=6664 or you can email condolences courtesy of Saskatoon Funeral Home at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University will honour Dr. Popkin with the flag down to half-mast on the day of his memorial service and an announcement on the University website. There will also be tributes to Dr. Popkin given at both the College of Medicine Faculty Council and University Council meetings in the near future.