2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Dr. Duane Willis Justus March 8, 1927 - February 23, 2019

“Dr. Duane Willis Justus, February 23, 2019 in his 92nd year.  Loved husband of Charlotte Anne (Preston) Justus.  Father of Megan Justus (Jim Fawcett), Martha Justus and Peter Justus.  Grandfather of Gabrielle Fawcett, Emily Fawcett, Cody Justus and Connor Justus.  Brother of Ardeth Hill (Gilbert).  Predeceased by his sister, Katherine Eastwood (Alexander) and his parents, Dr. Howard and Margaret (Dalgleish) Justus.  Private funeral.  Arrangements by Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winchester and District Memorial Hospital.”Online condolences may be made at

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Private funeral.  Arrangements by Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winchester and District Memorial Hospital."Online condolences may be made at


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    Betty Anne Christie says

    My sincere condolences to all the family.

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    Bettyanne Merkley & family says

    our condolences to the whole family..

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    Cheryl & Randy Holmes says

    Sincere thoughts are with you all.

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    Larry Stevens says

    Dear Ardeth, Charlotte, Megan & Jim, Martha, and Peter – My deepest condolences to you all.

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    Gabriel and Mary Slowey says

    Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

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    Laurie McElheran says

    We would like to offer our condolences during this difficult time.
    Duane was always dedicated to his family, profession and the community and led by example.
    Marlene has such fond memories of time spent together with Duane and Charlotte, especially at the Brigadoon Restaurant with Mike and Isabel, and the lively conversations that ensued.
    Steve, Lynn and I enjoyed Dad sharing his adventures during the trip to Newfoundland and Labrador with Duane and Mike. Their special friendship was always at the forefront and highlighted.
    May your celebration bring a comfort and understanding of his impact on our community. His contributions are endless.
    Marlene, Laurie, Steve and Lynn Cruickshank and families.

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    Sherrie Fawcett says

    My deepest sympathy to the family..

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    Janet Hutt says

    Sad to see you go…happy for the memories you left behind…

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    Cathy Douglas says

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

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    Dennis McMahon says

    My deepest condolences to the entire family . He had the total respect of all the EMS workers . He was among the best of the best.

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    Debbie Richardson says

    Dear Megan, Martha, Peter and family , my sincere sympathy. Debbie Richardson ( Baker)

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    Lynne and Don Levere says

    Thinking of you Megan, Jim and girls.
    Sincere condolences,
    Lynne and Don Levere

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    Mohamed Gazarin says

    My deepest sympathy to the family..

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    Garth Steele says

    Megan, Martha and Peter, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I pray that God will grant you many fond memories of times spent with him.

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    Frankie Baird says

    My condolences to Dr. Duane’s family. He was a truly great man.
    I first met Dr. Justus as a teen when he performed surgery on me several times in the 60’s. He was skillful and had a wonderful bedside manner. As a shy teen, he was able to tease and make you laugh to ease any situation. He was also very respectful in giving you all the information about your care to help you understand and put your worries at ease.
    In 1970 I worked as a nurse on 1st Floor Surgery at WDMH. I was privileged to see first hand, Dr. Duane’s skill and compassion at work, in the hospital that he gave so much of his life.
    Dr. Duane’s dad, Dr. Howard, was also still performing surgery in those days. Again, so privileged to have worked along side both of these great men. I’ll never forget them.

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    Betty & Sandy Stewart says

    Megan & Jim. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Our condolences to the whole family.

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    Lloyd & Tina Fawcett says

    Megan and Jim,
    Our thoughts and codolences go out to you and all of the Justus family at this time of loss. Duane was a great person and a caring community member.

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    Nicole McEachern says

    My deepest sympathies to the family

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    Bryan and Jean Holmes says

    Our sincere sympathy for the Justus family.What a great guy and friend Dr. Duane was. I personally will cherish the memory the time he accompanied our son,s hockey club to Russia in earlier years, very reassuring knowing we had one of the best doctor-surgeons with us. Most evenings after things quieted down somehow a little bit of Scotch would appear and we would have a toast to the day and a story or two (mainly of his family). We will remember him-cheers.

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    Robert & Marg Merkley says

    Dear Charlotte, Megan, Martha, Peter & families
    Please accept our most sincere condolences. Dr. Duane has certainly left this community a better place for his contributions to it.

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    Beverly Baker says

    Condolences to Charlotte & all the family. May he R.I.P. , he has suffered long enough. His memories will be what consoles you at this time and knowing he is no longer suffering. Take care …..yours truly Bev Baker

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    Valerie Wereley says

    Dear Megan, Jim, Gabrielle and Emily,
    My sympathy to you and your extended family as you mourn the loss of one who was so dear to you. It has been a long time since you were students here in Arnprior, Gabrielle and Emily, and a long time since I would often see you at Bonnie Jane’s Scones, Megan. Memories of you all, however, are vivid in my mind and my heart goes out to you at this time of loss in your family. May many wonderful memories bring you comfort throughout the days of adjustment ahead and may those memories cause you to have thankful hearts as you remember with love your dad/grandfather!
    Thinking fondly of you all with sincere sympathy,
    Valerie Wereley

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    Wayne & Jane Domanko says

    Our sympathy for your loss . I had the privilege of working with Duane for many years. He was talented, committed and a great asset to our community.

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    Rod Stobo says

    My condolences to the family. Dr. Duane had a special role in my life, starting from the time he had an office right across the street from us on Highway 31. His care extended well beyond the medical, and it was always good to know, wherever I was, that I had an ally back in Winchester. I hope you take comfort in the knowledge that he touched thousands of lives in such a positive and powerful way.

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    Ann Rodney says

    My sincerest condolence to you, Charlotte, Megan, Martha ,Peter and families at the loss of your husband,
    father and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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    Jeff Cross says

    My deepest sympathy to all of you at this time. I had a few entertaining times with your father and will remember him sincerely. He was a terrific person in all he did.

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    Butch and Monique Oldford says

    Our very deepest sympathy to the whole family for the loss of a wonderful man, doctor and community minded person. It was a privilege to know him and he will be greatly missed by everyone in the community.

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    Jose Poole says

    My sincere sympathy to the Justus family. I will remember Dr. Duane as a kind and compassionate doctor. May you find comfort in fond memories of your loved one.

    Jose Poole

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    Bev and Gerry Conger says

    Charlotte, Megan, Martha and Peter
    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. We have such fond memories of the great times: each Saturday watching “Gunsmoke”; family get-togethers; racing (but never winning) in his GP14; cruising the Thousand Islands and Lake Ontario in the “Charlotte Anne”; the Seigniory Club weekends; and of course his delivering Bruce.
    We were proud, and grateful to have known such a great and kind person. Blessings to each of you

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      Judy Dalgleish says

      Dear Charlotte Martha Megan and Peter. Our condolences to you all on the loss of your husband and father. He was a great doctor and community leader. I enjoyed our short visits over the past few years.
      Sincerely Bryan and Judy Dalgleish

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    Howard Kilby says

    Charlotte, Megan, Martha, Peter & families you are in my thoughts. I am truly sorry for your loss. I enjoyed reading some of the stories and see that he will be missed by many. Find solace with those that share your grief and comfort in knowing you are not alone.

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    Don Merrett says

    Our condolences to all of you on the loss of such a kind and talented physician and leader. He was a mentor for me when I came to WDMH in 1975. I will be forever grateful to him and his father for their advice and expertise at the start of my career.

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    Gerrard Rosenquist says

    Charlotte and family: Lois and I were so sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. When I arrived here in 1960 most of the physicians in the area were in awe of the Justus TEAM. Howard and Duane were both talented and exemplary physicians and surgeons and the goal of many of the younger docs was to do as well as these 2 giants of local medicine. Both were great surgeons, although Howard could be crusty at times.I last saw Duane at Les Cruickshank’s funeral and noticed that he walked with much difficulty. He was not pleased with his body’s deterioration. Please accept Lois’ and my sincerest condolences of this great contributor to our local community. Duane will be greatly missed by all who knew him but will be remembered as part of the Justus wing at WDMH. Perhaps it’s some comfort to know that he truly made a difference in our world. Thank you, Duane.

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    Terry MacLellan says

    Our sincere condolences to the Justus family. I had the honour and privilege to work with Duane during my days as the Chair of the WDMH Foundation and the Renewing the Vision Campaign. A great story teller, a great person, and a great contributor to WDMH and the community. My wife Andrea always spoke highly of Duane when he’d come into the bank and shared his stories with her. She was also lucky to have worked with him during her time on the WDMH Board of Directors. We are lucky to have several of his amazing photos hanging on our walls and we will always remember him when we look at them. A truly great person who we always loved to talk to. You will be missed……Terry & Andrea MacLellan

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    Mr. & Mrs. Robert Allore (Marilyn Justus) says

    Fond Childhood Memories – Dwayne
    Thank You
    Love M

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    Jim Byers says

    Charlotte and family,
    Our deepest condolences.
    Duane was a great colleague of our father and family friend, especially during our father’s illness. I have fond memories of crewing on his sailboat. We didn’t win many races but he inspired my love of sailing. We reminisced about those times during a recent visit.
    Duane was a fine man.
    Jim and Fran Byers

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    Debi and Rick MacIntosh says

    Charlotte, Megan, Martha, Peter and families.
    Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Father. Duane was such a wonderful Doctor and neighbour to our family. He loved telling stories about my Mom and Dad who grew up with him. When Rick and I were getting married they asked him to give the toast to the bride and he gave a very memorable one. He certainly is leaving this world a better place because he was in it.
    Debi and Rick MacIntosh

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    Paul Martin says

    To Peter and the Justus Family. My condolences for your loss. I am thinking of you during this time.

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    Eleanor Plain says

    Please accept our sincerest condolences.

    We were most appreciative of the friendship between our families that lasted over the years we lived in Winchester. Duane was so kind to attend and say a few words at the tree planting ceremony for our Dad in 2009.

    Byers Family

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    Richard Thain DDS says

    We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Dr Justus’s family and friends.

    Duane was an outstanding surgeon, and a generous and kind human being.

    Everyone in our office enjoyed speaking with him – he was a true gentleman- and looked forward to seeing the wonderful photographs he usually brought along to share with us, that he had taken during recent holidays.

    I retired last year and was traveling out of the country when Duane passed away, however, my (former) staff contacted me – knowing how much I liked and admired him – to give me the sad news.

    Our community has lost a great man. It was a privilege knowing Dr Duane Justus.

    Richard Thain and Réjeanne Sylvain

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    Diane Eastwood Gabriel says

    Dear Charlotte, Megan, Martha, Peter and your families,

    We wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Alex, Diane, Jennifer, Murray and Victoria Eastwood

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    Irene MacLean says

    My condolences to you, Charlotte, and all the family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

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    Kate Darbyshire (& Werner Reitboeck) says

    My condolences to all the family. I have many memories of working with Duane, and had so much respect for him. He was a wonderful model of the love of medicine and learning.

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    Ardeth and Gilbert Hill says

    March 4, 2019
    Dear Charlotte,
    I write on behalf of Ardeth and myself to express our condolences for your recent loss of Duane. We have spoken of him many times this week, almost always to recall a favourite memory – of which we have many. Our thoughts are with you and we wish you strength and courage for these challenging times.
    Ardeth and Gilbert Hill

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