Alice Dajka

Alice Eleanor Dajka (Sherk)

Monday, January 4th, 1937 - Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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DAJKA, Alice January 4, 1937 - July 31, 2019

To know her was to love her and know that you would get exponential love in return. Alice Eleanor Dajka (nee Sherk) passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of July 31st at the age of 82. She had a remarkable will to live and defied all expectations to the point where one might have believed she was invincible.

Growing up in Port Colborne, where she was "the prettiest girl in town", she met her loving husband Steve and moved to Fonthill, where they have lived for over 60 years. Alice was an exceptionally kind and generous woman who loved her family and couldn't get enough of their company. She created a home that became a gathering place where all felt welcome and comfortable, friends and family alike.

As an avid reader with an insatiable hunger for knowledge, she was everyone's go-to person with an insightful answer to every question. Alice had a wide variety of interests and talents: from sewing, cooking, baking and cake decorating to astronomy, politics and running a successful aesthetics business in Fonthill. She had a quick-witted mind and lighthearted humour that will be missed by all.

Alice and Steve were married for 63 years. When they were out together they caught everyone's eye on and off the dance floor. At home, they partnered as wonderful parents. He will be lost without her and she will be forever missed by her children Bryan (Marina), Cathryn (Jim), Glen and Stephen (Kristen). Cherished grandmother to Karley, Sydney, Jacob, Anandi and Lyndsay. Predeceased by parents Toby and Beatrice Sherk, and sisters Pat (Leo) Shanahan and Ellen (Tom) Roesch, as well as sister-in-law Emma Szeman and her husband Frank.

Family and friends will be received at the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Monday, August 12, 2-4PM and 7-9PM. The funeral service to celebrate Alice's life will take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, beginning at 11AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Fonthill Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation and Canadian Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be shared at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday, August 12th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    James L. Pedlar Funeral Home
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, August 12th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday, August 12th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    James L. Pedlar Funeral Home
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 11:00am
    James L. Pedlar Funeral Home
    1292 Pelham Street
    Fonthill, ON
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  • Interment

    Fonthill Cemetery


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Cathryn Dajka

Posted at 02:38pm
There is hardly a minute of a day that I don't miss you and feel that my broken heart will never mend. I long to hear your voice and your laughter and to feel the touch of your hand. I hope that you know how much you were loved and how very special you were.
I feel so blessed and fortunate to have had you as my Mother.

Love, Francis and Marta

Posted at 12:24pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Posted at 06:07pm
Sincere condolences to Bryan and family from the Band; Jim, John, Todd and families.
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Duncan Boyce

Posted at 12:35pm
Our deepest condolences to the Dajka family on your loss.

Duncan Boyce and Sali Tagliamonte

Betty Borkosky

Posted at 09:14pm
We are so sorry for your loss and ours. We will miss Alice's smile and her endless jokes. She knew how to brighten up our day. Our deepest condolences to Steve and his family.
Love, Betty & Ron Borkosky

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