Jean Dusten

A photo of Jean Dusten


Friday December 29, 2023
2:00 p.m.


Friday December 29, 2023
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Ina Jean Dusten passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2023,with family by her side, at Blenheim Community Village. Born January 26, 1926 in Jerseyville,  Ontario to her parents, the late Rev. H.A. Edwards(1984) and Ina Mae Edwards(1979).

Loving wife of the late James (Jim) Dusten(1984). Mother of Roy Dusten and his wife Wendy, and Betty Lou Torau (late John Torau (2020).

Grandmother of Jaime, Tricia and Amy & Chris.

Predeceased by her sister Beatrice Almas and her husband Max, her brother Charles (Chuck) Edwards and his wife Arleita, nephews Austin Almas, Scott Dusten, Bob Lewis and niece Dianne Tolman. Survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mom taught elementary school for 35 years, retiring in June 1987, and received her B.A. from the University of Windsor in 1983.

We would like to express many thanks to all the Long-term care staff at Blenheim Community Village for their care of our Mom and Grandma over the past 5+ years.

Family to receive friends and family on Friday December 29, 2023,  at 1:00 p.m., 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service at Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street,  Blenheim, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Chatham Kent Hospice Foundation, or Charity of your choice.

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Thoughts are with my dear niece Betty Lou and nephew Roy. Your mom, my dear Aunt Jean was a fond and important inspiration to all of us. She will be greatly missed.

Roy, Betty Lou and Families, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Cherish the many great memories you shared and may they bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter & Linda

Please accept my condolences . Fond memories of Jean during our teaching time at W.J.Baird . Forever remembered,forever missed.

Please accept our on the passing of your Mom Jean. She was fine lady and an excellent educator. She will be missed!

My condolences to Roy and family on your loss. Good memories of her time as my teacher at WJB. Rest easy Jean....

Roy,Wendy Betty Lou and Family Our Deepest Sympathies sorry to hear of Jeans passing she was a great teacher and wonderful lady

The Dusten Family - Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Jean, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days to come. Death is not the end, it is only the passing on from time into eternity for the children of God. Death is not extinguishing the light, it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

Dear Roy , Betty Lou , Wendy and Family . Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of Aunt Jean . I have such fond memories of Aunt Jean and Uncle Jim at our family gatherings . We regret that we are unable to attend the funeral service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Linda and ken

Betty Lou we were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with yous.🙏

My Sincere Condolences to Dusten Family with God Blessing!

Betty Lou, Roy & Wendy and Family Very Sorry to see that your mom has passed away, such a wonderful lady. Hugs to all of you. Mary Beth Speller

Roy, Wendy and Betty Lou. Our sincere condolences on the passing of Jean. I have many memories of coming to visit your mom and dad on Cameron St. Your mom was a wonderful teacher as well as an awesome family friend.

I have many wonderful memories of Jean. We taught across the hall from one another at W.J. Baird Public School. She touched so many young lives and she will not be forgotten.

Dear Roy, Wendy and family, Was so sorry to hear about your mother and grandmother's passing. It's twice as hard when it happens around the holiday season. Treasure your memories. And always remember that grief is the price we pay for love.

My sincere condolences to all of Jean's family. I taught with Jean at Victor Lauriston School in Chatham. She always had time to chat whenever I met her and remembered me when she moved to the Village. May all your memories bring you Comfort and smiles.

To Roy, Wendy, Betty and family I would like to extend my condolences on the passing of your Mom. She played an important role in my childhood and left many wonderful memories. She will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time

Roy and Wendy, Betty Lou and families, So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers go out to you all , Keep those memories close to your heart.

Roy and Wendy, Betty Lou and families, So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers go out to you all , Keep those memories close to your heart.

My thoughts and prayers to family and friends with the passing of Jean. May she Rest in Peace

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She lived a very long and full life. She had a "no nonsense" way of teaching as many did back in the day ..but a very kind woman personally. Thinking of your families.

Roy, Betty Lou and family. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Cherish the great memories.

Roy and Wendy and families, so very sorry for the loss of your mother, such a wonderful person. Keep those memories of her close to your heart. Thinking of you.

Roy wendy& Betty Lou & family. My heartfelt condolences in the loss of your mom. Your mom was such a sweet heart. As a child thought she was strict teacher but as an adult realized she saw the potential we had and she made sure we reached that potential. I am forever grateful for that. She was an amazing school teacher and Sunday school teacher. And mostly a true lady and sweetheart. May you find comfort in all your warm loving memories. Hugs and prayers.

My sincere condolences to Jeans family & friends . I will miss seeing her around at BCV May you rest peacefully 🙏

My deepest condolences to Mrs Dustin's family and loved ones.

Roy, Wendy, and the family, Beautiful memories you will have to cherish. Thinking of you all.

My sincerest condolences Betty Lou

Condulances to.jeans family. She carries the legacy of the best teacher at wjbaird We crossed path 5 years ago when she came to live at my work place at bcv Rip love your former student and psw. Lesli xo

Sending sincere condolences to all the family at this difficult time - cherish your many memories you have made together.

Roy and Betty Lou and Families condolences to you all in the loss of your Mom.

Roy, Betty Lou and families: Saddened and heartbroken to learn of Mrs D’s passing. She was truly an inspiration to all she taught. She will be missed by all whose lives she truly touched.

Roy, Wendy and Betty Lou and family. Prayers are coming to you. Your Mom was a wonderful person and a good teacher. Blessings my friends

Roy, Wendy, BettyLou, we are so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a fine lady and we have many wonderful memories of her and your family from the years on Cameron Street and beyond. She was a very good friend to Mom and our family. May your many memories strengthen you through the sad days ahead.

My sincere condolences on rhe lost of your mother. A fantastic teacher. Remember her well from my days at W.J. Baird. RIP Mrs Dusten.