SAPIANO, Josef F., F.I.I.C. - May 24, 1936 - December 1, 2017
Joe, the "Maltese Falcon" passed away in his 81st year, at Scarborough Grace Hospital surrounded by the family he cherished.
At 20 years old, Joe immigrated to Canada in June 1956.
As soon as he stepped off the train from Halifax to Union Station, Toronto and saw all the pretty girls in their crinolined skirts, he knew he was "Home". Joe will be forever remembered by his devoted and loving family. Carol, his wife of 53 years, daughters Jacqueline (Jeff) Clark and Monique (Peter) Seibert and grandchildren Leanne, Julia, Joey and Ryan. He will be missed by his sisters Tina, Sylvia, Rosemarie and Connie (Benna predeceased), brother Lino (John predeceased), a myriad of nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.
Over the years he gave generously of his time and himself for scientific studies through St. Michael's Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital and the University of Toronto. Joe's final gift was donating his body to science for the benefit of mankind. Joe's body is currently resting at the University of Toronto's Department of Anatomy where he's waiting for his next volunteer assignment.
Our gratitude to the staff at Shepherd Lodge, especially the 3rd floor, for the care and compassion they showed on Joe, where he sustained some peace and happiness in his final months.
You are invited to Celebrate Joe's Life on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, 275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto. I
f you wish, donations to the Canadian Red Cross, The Toronto Zoo, The Alzheimer Society or the charity of choice will be gratefully appreciated.