In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Keith Cameron Huffman


Lieutenant, O-34670, RCNVR


Born: 15 Mar 1922, Hamilton, Ontario


Died: 05 Sep 1982, Muskoka, Ontario


HUFFMAN, Keith Cameron - K.C. Huffman dies suddenly age 60.  Keith Cameron Huffman died suddenly in Muskoka, Sun., Sept. 5 at the age of 60. Mr. Huffman was born March 15, 1922 in Hamilton, the sun of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Huffman, who survive their son.


He married Dorothy Jeanne Scott at St. Giles United Church, Hamilton in 1944. Mrs. Huffman survives and now resides in Winchester.


Mr. Huffman was a veteran of WWII (Navy) and had more than 40 years service with Stelco where he was a sales manager at the time of his death.


He was a member of Olivet United Church, Hamilton.


Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, David, Winchester; Drew, Toronto and Don, Burlington; grandsons Scott, Brent, Steven and Ryan and brothers Ted and Ross.


The Funeral was held at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, Burlington at 10:30 a.m. Thursday., Sept. 9.


Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery followed by cremation.


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Keith's father, Henry Huffman, served in the RNCVR during the First World War.  His brother, Henry Ross Huffman, served in the RCNVR during the Second World War and his brother, Edward Hamilton Huffman, joined the RCN(R) in 1958.



Ships served in:

HMCS ROYAL ROADS - Appointed to ROYAL ROADS 02 Jan 1942 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Jan 1942)

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to KINGS 25 Apr 1942 as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 22 Dec 1941) (Navy List Sep 1942)

HMCS SWIFT CURRENT - Appointed to SWIFT CURRENT 02 Oct 1942 as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Aug 1943)

HMCS KINGS - Appointed to KINGS 14 Nov 1943 for Short "N" Course as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Oct 1943)

HMCS AVALON - Appointed to AVALON 06 Mar 1944 as a Lt (n), RCNVR (seniority 22 Dec 1942) (Navy List Feb 1944)

HMCS DAUPHIN - Appointed to DAUPHIN 30 Mar 1944 as a Lt (n), RCNVR (Navy List May 1944)

HMCS SEA CLIFF - Appointed to SEA CLIFF 16 Sep 1944 as a Lt (n), RCNVR (Navy List Jan 1945)

* Last noted in the Navy List serving in HMCS SEA CLIFF as a Lt (n), RCNVR (Navy List May 1945)


Note:  (n) in the Alphabetical and Seniority List denotes an officer who has qualified for Navigation Officer (trained/qualified in Canada); in a ship Officer borne for Navigating Duties.




Keith Huffman 1942 / 1981



Course photo at HMCS KINGS

photo taken between 21 May 1942 and 01 Oct 1942


SLt Keith Huffman front row, 6 from right


This photo is also posted on a Course Photo page for HMCS KINGS



Lt Keith Huffman with sextant on HMCS SEA CLIFF




HMCS SEACLIFF K344 as escort for convoy ONS.170, conducting a transfer at sea, 31 Mar 1945 

RCN photo




Ship's Company photo


SLt Keith Huffman seated, 3rd from left


This photo has been added to the Ship's Company Photo page for HMCS SWIFT CURRENT



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