Passing of Joe Shapiro

It is with sadness that we bring the news of the passing of Joe Shapiro. Joe left us at the age of 97 on December 22, 2020. Joe was one of the pioneers, and one of the characters, in the glass business. He was a co-founder of Sealite Glass Ltd., with Fred Fulton in the late 1950s, one of the first independent small businesses manufacturing the new insulating glass units at the time. After selling Sealite Glass to the Belgian owned Glaverber Glass, Joe went on to start and operate Airlite Glass for many years to follow.

Joe’s obituary follows.

Joe Shapiro

Joe passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Sunnybrook Veteran’s Centre, peacefully, after a truly wonderful life.

Joe Shapiro beloved husband of Shirley Shapiro. Loving father and father-in-law of Neil and Dee, and Michael and Debbie. Dear brother of Bernie and the late Freda Bernstein, Hilda Caplan, and Lou Shapiro. Devoted grandfather of Jared and Shelby, Lorraine and Jon, Daniel and Rachel, Zak, and Kyle. Devoted great-grandfather of Noah, and Benjamin.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.

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