On January 4, 2022, our Dad (Joe) peacefully left us to join our Mum (Sylvia 2014) and our sisters Patti (2021) and Debbie (2008) in heaven.
The eldest of six children, growing up on Lippincott Street in Toronto with his immigrant parents. Dad was an entrepreneur from a young age. Managing more than one paper route, delivering prescriptions for the local pharmacy using his bicycle for transport and travelling as far as High Park area to make these deliveries. Part way through his grade 13th year at De La Salle his father asked that he discontinue school and help in the family roofing business. This marked the beginning of a long and successful career helping grow Peerless Enterprises into the largest industrial roofing business in the country.
Dad was a kind, patient, and honest man. His handshake meant you had a deal, and he would honour that always.
Many would remember Dad for a generosity which went beyond his family to his many friends, his and Mum’s long time church St Mary Magdalene, and any charities that called on him.
Dad cherished his winters in Florida with our Mum and watching his six grandchildren grow into adults. He was so proud of Gavin, Jessica, Alexandra, Isaac, Matthew, and Zoe.
We are grateful for the kindness and expert care provided to our dad by Rania, Joaquin, Hilda, Jessie, Sue, and Dona. Your help over the past four years to Patti and myself was immeasurable.
We love you Dad; you will be in our hearts forever!
Kathy, Patti, Robert, and Debbie.
A private graveside burial will be held.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario or Church of St Mary Magdalene https://www.stmarymagdalene.ca