Peacefully at Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew on Wednesday evening, October 30, 2019; Howard James Popkie of Arnprior passed away at the age of 85. Beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Townley). Dearly loved father of Shari Barry (John) of Arnprior and the late Ricky Popkie (2000). Dear brother of Betty Hamilton (Reid) of Glasgow Station. Predeceased by his parents Reuben Popkie Sr. and Beatrice Stubinsky; 2 brothers, Reuben Popkie Jr. and Donald Popkie as well as a sister, Dale Collier (Steve). Also survived and fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and many friends. A quiet and unassuming man, Howard was proud of his roots in Black Donald. He loved to tell stories of his years growing up there as well as his time spent in the military. Howard was a comfortable blend of humility and pride. Howard’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior where visitation was held on Sunday afternoon, November 3rd from 2 to 4 p.m. and again on Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. A Tribute to honour Howard followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory, please consider a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 174, Arnprior. A Legion tribute took place at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock.