Joan Dulong

A photo of Joan Dulong

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loving mom, Joan Louise Dulong. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 8, 2024. Born in Kitchener on June 16, 1941, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph A. and Elva (Bolton) Spellman. Loving wife of the late Robert (Bob) Dulong for nearly 60 years. Proud, supportive and loving Mother to Delynne (Tim Clark), Michelle (John
Cummings) and Bobby (Andrea Dulong). Amazing Grandmother to Josselynne (Jason) Segeren, Jennifer Clark (David Dowker), Scott Cummings, Joel Cummings (Maaike Bloomfield), Tyler Dulong (Taylor Manaigre), Trevor Dulong, and Alexis Dulong. Great grandmother to Emma Segeren, Nathan Guy, Nicholas Guy and predeceased by Sydney Guy.

Mom enjoyed many great times with her three sisters, Carolyn Fedy, Helen Hamblin, and Connie
Birmingham and their families. Sister-in-law to Charlene (Paul) Germuska and beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Mom was a teacher at St. Mary’s School for many years and enjoyed volunteering at St. Mary’s Hall with the Catholic Women’s League. Some of her favorite hobbies included golf, knitting, and gardening. She loved being part of a bridge club with wonderful friends for over 50 years. Mom enjoyed vacations with the whole family to Fern Resort and travelling the world with dad, visiting many different countries.

A private funeral will be held with immediate family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Erie St. Clair Home and Community Care Support Services (VON) at 180 Riverview Drive, Chatham, ON, who provided exceptional assistance to us in Mom’s final weeks.

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So sorry for your loss. Mom and Joan would play bridge with the girls all the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

So sorry for your loss. Mom and Joan would play bridge with the girls all the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

So sorry for your loss. Mom and Joan would play bridge with the girls all the time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

My sincere condolences to all the family. Joan was a supply teacher when I was at st Mary’s School. I also know her from the parish family

So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing ,,,,,,,,🙏,,,condolences to her family ,,,,,,,❤️

Dear Delynne Tim and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Glen and Lorraine Cofell

To Delynne and the entire Dulong family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother Joan. I remember past conversations with her and your dad fondly. Please take care. Art

I was a member of her bridge group until I moved away to 1999. We have a lot of marvellous memories from the evenings we played bridge (or tried to!) My condolences to you all, she was a great friend.

Bobby and Andrea, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Condolences to the family on your loss of a beautiful lady! Prayers for comfort to get you through this most difficult time

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Joan was my Godmother and always remembered birthdays and life events. Her support and encouragement were always evident and appreciated. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Dulong family as you celebrate her rich and meaningful life.

Delynn,Michelle,and Bob,your mother was a wonderful person .So sorry for your loss.Hold on to your memories.Our prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. Love, Jacquie and Philip

Condolences to the whole Dulong family. Joan was a wonderful and kind lady.

To: Delynne, Shelley and Bobby. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Our family have been neighbours for most of our lives. Our deepest condolences. Mike and Sandy

Sad news, however, she is now free of pain and suffering. The picture is so Joan and Bob, dancing together again. RIP Joan

To all the family please accecept or sincere condolence of your Mo,.May She Rest inPeCE

We wish to send our sincere condolences to the Dulong family. Rest in peace Joan.

Delynn, Michelle,Bobby and families..very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Your mom and dad have enjoyed a very full life while in good health and are together again. Thinking of you all 💕

Sincere condolences to the entire family. Cherish your special memories.

Sending my condolences to the Dulong family at this sad time. Joan was a very sweet lady. As next door neighbours for so many years, our families shared a good friendship. May your mom rest peacefully alongside Bob. Laurie (Kirk) Harrison

Condolences to the family

Delynne, Michelle, Bobby, and families: Sending deepest condolences on your mom's passing. From our youngest days, she was a kind and caring part of our lives. Even when I ran into her at the Post Office not long ago, she had a smile and a warm hello and wanted to check in on how life was going. May your many warm memories strengthen you through the times ahead. ❤️

I am Heartbroken! 💔 Joan started out as a Client of mine & quickly turned into one of my most Cherished Friends! She was Family to me! Of course, life has been SO crazy/busy that I haven’t had a chance to visit with her since just before Christmas. 🥺 What a remarkable, sweet & loving Soul…that I will miss eveR so Dearly! 😢 I will foreveR wish I could have gotten one last visit or telephone call with her…discussing life & gathering all of her advice! 😔 I will aLways be grateful for having the privilege of knowing her! 🙌🏼 She’s back together with Bob now…dancing amongst them clouds! Rest in the Sweetest Peace my Lil’ Lady! 🕊️ Love you foreveR! ❤️ MEGA love & prayers to Delynne, Michelle, Bobby & their entiRe Families during this much difficult time! 🙏🏼

Delynne, Tim, Michelle, John, Bob, Andrea and families, Sincere Sympathy in the passing of your mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. Cherish the many happy memories you shared and may they bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Joan was a very strong courageous lady and dedicated to her family. May she RIP Sincerely. Peter & Linda

Our sincerest condolences to Joan's Family and Friends.

Condolences to all the family of Mrs. Dulong. May you find comfort in your memories in the coming days.

Sending my sincerest condolences ❤️

Sorry to hear the sad news of Mrs. Dulong's passing. Our condolences to Bob, Michelle, Delynne and their families. Hoping that warm memories of your mom will help you through this difficult time. Thoughts & Prayers, Paul & Jil Scott & Family

please accept our sincere condolences on Joans passing, we golfed with Bob and Joan a few times and wwe always had a great time and visits.

Sorry to hear the sad news of Mrs. Dulong's passing. Our condolences to Bob, Michelle, Delynne and their families. Hoping that warm memories of your mom will help you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Paul & Jil Scott and Family.

Huge condolences to Delynn, Michelle and Bob Jr. And all other family members Joan will be missed by all citizens of Blenheim . She was liked by all and was there for whomever needed helping hand. Rest well Joan

Sending heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of Joan. Always a joy to be around. You’re blessed with beautiful memories.

To the Dulong family; We are sending our condolences to all of you. I had the opportunity to be on the same staff as Joan - great staff member and teacher. Our daughters have fond memories of when she taught them in junior kindergarten.

Delynn, Michelle and Bobby and families. So sorry to read about your mom’s passing. All those years ago, when I would hang out at your place, both your parents were always so sweet and welcoming. You are in my thoughts.

Delynn, Tim and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Please except my condolence. She is always with you as long a you have your memories. Mona

Delynne, Michelle, Bobby and families.please accept our condolences on the passing of Joan. Hugs to all.

Very sorry to hear about this, condolences from all the Hill family.

Sincerest condolences to the Dulong family.

Dulong family…. Sending thoughts and prayers…. She was a very sweet lady 🙏

So sorry to hear your mom passed away. Big big hugs to you Delynne and the whole family. 💚💚💚💚

Our sincere condolences. Joan was such a lovely lady and an excellent teacher. She will be greatly missed in our church community. Remembering her family in our thoughts and prayers.

The Dulong family Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of this wonderful woman. RIP Joan

Dear Dulong Family, we are so very sorry to learn of your mom, grandmas passing. We certainly miss her at our Lenten Lunches this year and her guidance with our Catholic Women’s League/Ladies Auxiliary. Your parents were the epitome of wonderful and caring people. Again our sincerest condolences and our prayers are with you.

Was my very first teacher at St. Mary’s school in junior Kindergarten. Very special woman. My condolences to the family.

My condolences to the family of Joan. She was such a great teacher and so good with the children. We will miss her in church and for all she did . Rest in peace Joan .

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Keep the memories closes. Hugs to all ❤️

to the Dulong family, MY condolences to your family during this difficult time. Joan was a special lady and a super teacher, a privilege to have been taught by her. RIP Joan. Sincerely Barry