It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Robert Clair Dulong. He passed peacefully, in his 82nd year, on Sunday, March 28th, 2021. Born in Chatham, Ontario on July 3rd, 1939. Son of the late Clair and Emma (Thurston) Dulong.
For almost 60 years he was the loving husband to Joan (Spellman) Dulong. He was a proud and supportive father to Delynne (Tim) Clark, Michelle (John) Cummings, and Bob (Andrea) Dulong.
He was an amazing grandfather to Josselynne (Jason) Segeren, Jennifer Clark (David Dowker), Scott Cummings, Joel Cummings, Tyler Dulong (Taylor Manaigre), Trevor Dulong (Courtney Gordon), Claire Dulong.
He loved playing and spending time with his great-grandchildren. They held a special place in his life; he was “Pa” to Emma Segeren, Nathan Guy, Nicholas Guy. Pre-deceased by great granddaughter Sydney Guy.
Bob will be missed by his only sister Charlene (Paul) Germuska and her family. Also missed by sisters-in-law Carolyn (Don) Fedy, Helen Hamblin, Connie Birmingham and their families.
Bob became a teacher and then a principal with the Catholic School Board for 36 years. He spent most of his career at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Blenheim, eventually retiring from St. Michael’s Catholic School in Ridgetown. After retiring at 55, Bob and Joan travelled the world, enjoying many new adventures. He also took up a hobby collecting antique bottles and jars. Along with this came many new acquaintances.
As his grandchildren grew, he instilled in them the importance of education. He was always there supporting them and never missing a milestone. His time with his great-grandchildren was cherished.
Bob spent many years giving back to our community. He made so many lives brighter!
Always on our minds, forever in our hearts!
A private family funeral will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Due to internet issues at the church, the funeral will be taped and available to be viewed Tuesday, April 6 on the Blenheim Community Funeral Home website.
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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the London Health Sciences Centre in support of the London Regional Cancer Centre.