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I have sat at the banquet of Life long enough

I have enjoyed what was on the table

The menu no longer appeals to me

              Dwight Engel (2018)

David Herbert Sherk - 1930-2021

The Sherk Gang sadly announces the passing of their “Father who started it all” on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Dave passed peacefully at Sherk’s Shack, overlooking Georgian Bay, with his family by his side.

He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Joan, and his children David (Marnie), Cindy, Kelly (Michael), Stephen (Katie), and Peter (Cindy). Grandpa was loved by his 8 grandchildren Katie Sherk (Marc), Meghan Sherk (Dylan), Andrew MacKendrick (Eric), Cameron MacKendrick (David), Douglas MacKendrick (Michelle), Kasper Sherk (Sarah), Marshall Sherk (Alexandra), and Elijah Sherk.

Dave enjoyed his time as a Cub and Venturer leader and the many trips they took together.  He loved skiing (until he was 86 years old) and took up snowboarding at 70. He spent time teaching the joy of skiing to his family and many of their friends.

Upon his father’s passing, Dave became President of Haddon Press Ltd. at the age of 22.  His 3 sons carried on the family business when he retired at 63 years of age. Dave and Joan were members of the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club and the Orillia Curling Club.

28 years ago, Dave and Joan retired to Orillia following their friends, the Corkums, where they enjoyed making new friends.  He was one of the founding members of the Probus Club of Orillia.

Dave and Joan enjoyed travelling the world with various friends over the years.

Dave was proud of his family and valued time spent with them.

The family will celebrate Dave’s life later this summer at the cottage.

A limb has fallen from the family tree that says

Grieve not for me

Remember the best times,

The laughter, the song

The good life I lived

While I was strong


Anyone wishing to make a donation in Dave’s memory may do so to Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital where he volunteered for many

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