Joseph Huffman

A photo of Joseph Huffman

Service:

Willow Ridge Golf & Country Club
Sunday August 11, 2019
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Joseph J. Huffman passed away suddenly on Monday June 24th. His life will best be remembered for the compassionate care given to patients in the ICU at St Joseph’s Hospital in Chatham, and patients in the Arrhythmia Unit at LHSC University Hospital. An avid hunter, German Short-Haired Pointer enthusiast, and boatsman, he leaves a legacy of good times on Rondeau Bay and Lake Erie water skiing, sailing and boating. He will be dearly missed by many close friends and colleagues. He was deeply loved by his brothers and sisters: Annabelle, Bruce (late), Doris, and Arthur, nephews and nieces: David, Laura and Bob Salter, David Huffman, Steven Lane, Henry, Natasha, and York Sikora and great-nieces and nephews – whom Uncle Joe adored with great joy. Joe was a truly devoted son to his parents Dr. A. S. And Ervine Huffman with whom he has now been reunited.

A gathering of family and friends will take place at the Willow Ridge Golf & Country Club in Blenheim on Sunday August 11, 2019 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Friends wishing to remember Joe with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Erieau Community Association.

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Our Joe... sadly missed by all your Heart Rhythm co workers and Cardiology, Outpatient clinic, and every health care worker and patients that you have touched in your wonderful Nursing career. I am very sad. This is a sad time because we wanted Joe to enjoy his retirement and relax. All those hours of driving to work and long hours spent taking care of his patients. I worked as a Research Nurse with the Heart Rhythm Program and saw Joe every day since 2005. He welcomed me with open arms!! We always had chuckles every day and took care of all our patients in a professional way. Joe always helped us with the Research component of the Heart Rhythm Program and had a deep respect for everyone working around us. We shared many coffees, laughs and chuckles together in the outpatient clinic when it was allowed!! He was very knowledgeable, professional, caring and super fun to work with!!I looked forward seeing him every day when I worked at LHSC. He was a big part of all our lives in the HRP. Miss You Joe . My sincere condolences to Joe's Family and Friends.

I was so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. As a new nurse in the ICU at UH, I learned so much from Joe. To this day I still pass along cardiac knowledge I gained from conversations with Joe to new critical care nurses. His warm and kind spirit will never be forgotten by those who had the privilege to work along side him.

I absolutely loved working with Joe. He was knowledgeable, compassionate, caring and funny. RIP

Art and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. may cherished memories help you through this difficult time.

I'm so sorry to hear about the family losses. Mom and son so close together. I didn't know Joe personally, he was just our friends neighbor, but I can tell from this page he'll be dearly missed. Again so sorry to his remaining family.

Please be assured of my prayers and sympathy on the sudden and profound loss of Joe. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe & working with him in the late 80's at UH in London, Ontario. I have many fond memories of Joe that I will always treasure. Words cannot express how sorry I am and nothing I say will make your heartache go away. May it bring you comfort to know that many friends and coworkers through the years have been deeply touched and are sharing in your sorrow.

Still shocked and sad about Joe's sudden passing. He was a great nurse and nurse practitioner; generous, kind and always a smile for everyone. I see his smile each time I think of him. Joe made people feel comfortable. He was easy to talk with. I was grateful each time for his expertise and friendly advice. I knew Joe since his days in the ICU til the EP lab at UH. A devoted son and Joe always seemed to understate his life's difficulties. We both enjoyed our TDIs. A toast to you Joe and many more. Rest in peace.

Joe you were the very BEST! It was an honour, blessing and a privilege to have known you and have you as a friend. Erieau just won't be the same now. Heaven definitely just got better. Thanks for so many incredible memories. Rick, Susan, Christian, Lauren, Katherine

As the Roman Catholic Chaplain to University Hospital from 1983-1987, I had a close and lasting friendship with many of the health care workers, especially in the ICU. I remember Joe well and in reading the many condolence messages acknowledging his gifts and charisms- I agree wholeheartedly. One never forgets the kindness and care that is shown to another human especially when that person is critically ill. A kindness not extended just to the patient but to the family members as well. That was Joe. It’s the gift he had and was. Yes, gone too soon. He will be missed by his family who loved him and the colleagues and friends he encountered over the years. I can’t say for sure but I would be willing to bet that Joe would make light of all the deserved and rightful praise he has received in death. Would it not be great if we were to express our love and appreciation every time we have the opportunity to do so to those who need to hear it now? We pass this way but once; whatever good we can do, let us do it now as we may not pass this way again. My prayers for Joe and my sympathy to his family. Rest in Peace Joe. You will not be forgotten. Father Rick Janisse

I've known Joe for all of my life and, in many ways, he was my brother. We played together as kids; hunted, fished, snow and water skied and roomed together at school. Joe honoured my wife and me as our best man and from there went on to teach our kids how to water ski. He even helped to teach my dog how to hunt, even though she was a Lab and not a Pointer! I am so grateful that I was able to have Joe so much a part of my life. He was a thoughtful friend and confidant and will be missed; he should have been here for another twenty years. Gonna miss that giggle and that twinkle in your eyes, Joe

My sincere sympathy to Joe’s family and friends. I met Joe at UH in the ICU when we were staff nurses in the 1980’s. Thorough, knowledgeable, happy and always respectful and kind. We continued to see each other through the years at LHSC as we experienced different roles and strengths in our nursing profession. My heart breaks that after so many years of giving and caring for so many his life has been cut so short. Rest In Peace Joe. Your contagious caring smile is a reminding memory of joy and compassion.

Played hockey with Joe in Blenheim as kids, waterskied, sailed, partied in Erieau and have fond memories together. Will be missed and remembered forever. Thanks Joe Neil & Lindy Wilson

The start of my career at university started in the ICU and Jjoe was my preceptor. He was a wonderful teacher but mostly a wonderful friend who shared his cottage in Erieau We skied, celebrated and fished. He entertained our to 2 children Burke and Kate endlessly. My son once told me I should marry Joe because he had dogs , a boat and the cottage. My response was what about daddy, he responded”he can live with us too”. I recently retired and Joe and I continued to work with each other for over 30 years. We will miss our dear friend, he has left us way too soon. We love you Joe RIP Jane Bill Burke and Kate Schieman

I had the incredible pleasure of knowing and interacting with Joe for as long as I can remember during my nursing career at London Health Sciences Center. Joe always had a smile, time to say hello and share a laugh, and a genuine interest in everyone he worked with and the patients he provided care for. He was always professional, extremely knowledgeable and provided excellent patient care. Patients who returned for care years later, often remembered and asked about Joe. He impacted so many lives. His devotion to his mother was a real testament to who he was, putting others needs before his own. He was committed, caring and accepted situations with grace. My thought and prayers are with his family at this sad time. Joe will be truly missed. My sincere condolences. Heather Bardoel

Our deepest condolences to all of Joe’s family and friends. Working in the Electrophysiology Lab, I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing Joe’s kind smiley face on a regular basis. Joe always had a solution for any problem, like when a tuff button fell of my patio cushion. Sew it with fishing line which Joe appeared with the next day. Still holding strong. He left us far too soon and he deserved more time to enjoy his retirement. RIP

My brother.

I absolutely loved talking to Joe every morning in the CDNU. I bugged him every morning about how long his drive was and he would still have a smile on his face. He was so knowledgeable and always gave long winded answer, his best quality :) I am so sorry for you loss, this has come way too soon. He was finally ready to enjoy a life he worked so hard for.

Very sad to hear of Joe's passing. I will remember Joe as a very kind-hearted and friendly person who was always smiling and helpful. He always took the time to stop and say hello on the wards.

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Joes sudden passing. I had the privilege of working with him at UH. I will always remember him for his kindness, easy going nature and smile. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to his close friends and family.

So very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I will always remember him for his kindness and his hard work. He was wonderful to work with from his years in ICU and on cardiology. He gave his best to everything he did and he was always positive in his outlook. We will miss him very much Marlene

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. I had the privilege of working with him at LHSC. He was such a kind man and always had a big smile and a twinkle in his eye. Sincere condolences to his family. He will be missed.

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was so kind and easy to work with. Our condolences to his family. Stephen and Meghan Duffett.

Sincere condolences to all of Joe's family .I got to know Joe in the MScN program at Western. We were classmates and together a lot in group projects. Joe was a very kind and compassionate person, who always gave his very best. This showed in all aspects of his life. It was a privilege to know him. He will be missed.

My deepest condolences . What great memories I have of working in the ICU at UH with Joe. Fonder memories still of waterskiing on Rondeau Bay. He was a great friend, a wonderful colleague and just a fantastic man.

Art and family very sorry to hear of Joes passing

Sending condolences from The Banfields.

Joe was a sincere and kind gentleman. The last time that I seen Joe was at a wedding I believe at St. Mary's Hall in Blenheim and we talked forever about our good ole hockey days. His kind smile and sincere personality always made it a pleasure. I'll treasure our last conversation my friend. I'm proud and so very lucky to have had the privilege to know, play hockey and grow up with Joe and to be associated with Joes family. They took you way to soon my friend. My sincere sympathy and condolences to Art and your family.

Joe, thanks for the many hockey memories and your leadership. Condolences to the family.

Kind and always smiling. Last saw Joe when dad had his pacemaker put in years ago. Was nice to see a familiar face. Very sorry for your loss Art and family

May your memories of Joe comfort you all at this time. Always enjoyed having Joe as a student at H.R.P.S. and he was another one of Teds “success” stories. Thinking of you all. Brenda Rumble.

I know none of Joe’s family . But I knew him The most kind dedicated nurse ,friend ,colleague , anyone. Could have known I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Joe in AMU the best days of my nursing career of 40 years. He was kind ,just had an incredible way with his patients and colleagues. He was so dedicated to his work . He was also a dedicated son . I am privileged to have know and worked with him. My Deepest Sympathy to all of you Val& Ross Tucker.

Dear Art, Annabelle, Doris and families please accept my deepest condolences Joe was a wonderful person I have many fond memories of watching Joe and my brother Jack waterskiing He was always smiling such a kind man

Craig and I are so sorry for your loss. We always looked forward to seeing Joe at Erieau in the summer. Such a warm smile great man.

Joe was one of our favorite neighbours. He always had a great and ready smile, no matter how tough a day it had been. Back in the day, His Lark was always available for us. HE will be missed by all who knew him. especially all the EYC members Bev and Diane Easton

So, so very sorry Doris, Art, Annabelle and families. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Our condolences to Joe’s family. He was a kind person and very much a gentleman. He will be missed in Erieau

Doris and family I am so sorry to hear this news. Joe was a wonderful guy. Only time I was ever water skiing, he brought me and I had a blast. This is unexpected. I know he will be missed by everyone. I am so very sorry. It is especially sad because he just retired and did not get to enjoy his retirement. Great guy! Can't find the words to comfort you. So very sorry. Shelley

What a wonderful , compassionate, fun person Joe was . We are thinking about you all at this sad time. Joe will be missed by many. Richard and Margie

Thoughts and prayers to his family- He was such a good man and will be missed by many. So very sorry for this terrible loss. Hugs to all

So sorry for your sudden loss, Joe will be missed by the Erieau community and his many friends and patients that he cared for. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family

My thoughts and prayers are with Joe's family and many friends who will surely miss his laughter and smiling face , taken way too soon