Frederick (Fred) Joseph Fulton, founder of both Fulton Windows and Sealite Glass Ltd., died on May 16, 2022. He was 90 years old.
Born in Toronto in 1932, Fulton was raised in the High Park area and got started in the glazing industry working the sales desk at Pilkington Glass when he was 20. In 1959, Fulton and the late Joe Shapiro launched Sealite Glass Ltd., one of the first independent small businesses manufacturing insulating glass units, a new technology at the time. Fulton and Shapiro led Sealite until the mid-1960s, when Glaverbel Glass acquired the company. Fulton served as executive vice president of Glaverbel Canada for a time, but the company exited the Canadian market in the mid-1970s. Fulton opened Fulton Windows in 1978 and it stayed in the family until Oldcastle Glass purchased it in 2006.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane (nee O’Donnell) and is survived by six children, 17 grandchildren, “a growing army of great-grandchildren,” and his wife of several decades, Linda Taras-Fulton.
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