Wayne K. Huffman, BSc’61

Wayne Huffman, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on March 28, 2017. Wayne joined Finning in 1961 as a sales trainee in Vancouver. He was assigned a sales territory in 1963, and worked in mining sales from 1968 until 1972. For the next four years he was in management with Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers. In 1976 he started his own company, selling used heavy duty equipment.

Wayne returned to Finning in 1985 as a salesman with the international use equipment group in Vancouver. He subsequently became consignment manager, used equipment manager and then general manager of used equipment. He took that experience across the Atlantic in 1998 to become general manager of used equipment for Finning’s operations in Britain. Wayne retired in 2000 and returned to Vancouver. He enjoyed his retirement years, pursuing his love of trains and antique cars, while spending as much time with his family as he could. He and his wife retired to Salmon Arm in 2007, where they spent many happy years. Wayne leaves behind his loving wife Helen, his children Steve (Janet), Keven (Ellie), Megan (Lee) and Mike (Julie), along with his grandchildren Tony, Shaun, Alanna, Elise, Liam, Talia and Deylen.


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