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Thomas James Huff

June 29, 1940 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Thomas Huff Obituary

Huff, Thomas James

Retired teacher from LCVI

Born to Delmer and Henrietta Huff (nee Foster) in Picton, Ontario on June 29th, 1940. Tommy grew up on a dairy farm in Prince Edward County with older brother Larry (Penny) Huff and younger sister Betsy Cole. He was active in 4-H and Junior Farmers. Tom graduated from the University of Guelph in 1965. He and his lifelong OAC friends may or may not have been involved in some shenanigans. Tom began teaching at LCVI in 1966, and remained there until his retirement in 1998. “Mr. Huff” taught math, agriculture, and science, but will be remembered most notably as the horticulture teacher. Many of the trees and gardens around LCVI were planted by Mr. Huff and his classes. His love of gardening led him to be involved later on with the Lilac Gardens of Lindsay. Tom married Mary Ann Vanderburg in 1969 and they welcomed two children into their family, Tanya (Rob) Garland, and James (Kelly Vanier) Huff. Tom loved camping and the Huff family spent many  summers at Bon Echo Provincial Park or travelling throughout Canada. Tom and Mary Ann were thrilled to welcome their grandchildren Ruth, Jack, Ben and Olivia! Tom loved to visit with family and friends! Lunches at the Durham cafe, games of bridge and euchre, Tai Chi and travelling were favourite activities. After Tom’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and Mary Ann’s death due to breast cancer in 2017, Tom moved to Caressant Care (Mary St.). There may or may not have been more shenanigans with his new friend Larry! Tom died on January 7, 2022. He will be greatly missed by those he’s left behind.

A celebration of life will be held at Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre, 19 Moose Road, Lindsay on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

If desired, donations to Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes, or, Parkinson Canada would be appreciated.

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Celebration of Life Reception
June 29, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lakeland Funeral & Cremation Centre
19 Moose Road
Lindsay, ON K9V 0A2


Parkinson Canada
316 – 4211 Yonge Sreet, Toronto ON M2P 2A9
Tel: 1-800-565-3000

BGC Kawarthas (Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes)
107 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay ON K9V 2M5
Tel: 1-705-324-4493

Kawartha Lakes Food Source
164 Needham Street, Lindsay ON K9V 5R7
Tel: 1-705-324-0707


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