Peterborough community mourns tragic deaths of entrepreneur Jessica Dalliday and her newborn daughter

Owner and CEO of Pilates on Demand has passed away in hospital following complication that took the life of her newborn daughter five days ago

Michael, Rachel, and Jessica Dalliday. (Photo: Dalliday family)
Michael, Rachel, and Jessica Dalliday. (Photo: Dalliday family)

The Peterborough community is mourning after learning of the deaths of well-known entrepreneur Jessica “Jess” Dalliday (nee Patterson) and her newborn daughter.

The owner and CEO of Pilates on Demand, Jess passed away in hospital on Tuesday (April 6) following a complication that led to the passing of her newborn daughter Angeline last Thursday (April 1).

Jess leaves behind her husband Michael and their two-year-old daughter Rachel.

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Rosalea Pearl, a close friend who also worked with Jess when she was a client of the Innovation Cluster, shared the tragic news on Facebook.

It is with extreme devastation and sadness that I have to share this fundraiser for the Dalliday family while they go…

Posted by Rosalea Pearl on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up at to support Michael and Rachel, raising over $76,000 in four hours after it was created. (Update: as of April 7, $167,993 has been raised for the Dalliday family).