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Charles Mifsud
May 15, 1931 - March 14, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">Charlie was born Carmelo Mifsud to Giovanni (John) Mifsud and Marianna Sciberras-Mifsud on Friday May 15, 1931 in Birkirkara Malta. <br />He was the eldest of 12 siblings followed by Margaret, Josephine, Anthony (Tony), Rosario (Ronnie), Mario, Catherine (Katie), Paul, <br />Baby Helen, Helen, and twins Phyllis and Emanuel. <br /> <br />Had three children: David (Dave) &amp; wife Ruth, Cindy &amp; her husband Oscar Lauper and Peter &amp; his wife Vera. <br /> <br />Nannu to his grandchildren : David Mifsud (Elisabeth), Benjamin Lauper (Lan), April Mifsud-Emberley (Colin), Jordan Lauper (Mandee), <br />Michael Mifsud (Katie), Haley Mifsud, Joel Lauper and Anna Mifsud. <br /> <br />Buz-Nannu to his Great-Grandchildren: Rosie, Joseph, Michael &amp; Eden Mifsud, Benji &amp; Jacob Lauper, Griffin &amp; Jack Emberley, <br />David, Jacob &amp; June Mifsud <br /> <br />It was his dream to see the world and join the navy. Upon finding out that his long awaited acceptance letter from Royal British Navy had been intercepted, read and torn up by his sister Margret and his mother, he promptly immigrated to Canada at the age of 19 and landed by ship in Halifax in 1951. Eventually he would help his entire family immigrate to Canada, His brother Tony was the only sibling to stay behind in Malta. <br /> <br />By 1954 Charlie was dancing up a storm at a dance hall on the Toronto waterfront when Hurricane Hazel hit it's shores. <br /> <br />He was a dedicated worker who had an amazing work ethic. He was a self made man. No job was beneath him and he worked hard every single day of his life. His came from a family who instilled in him a strong work ethic. At the tender age of 3 his grandmother would get him to pickup dried cow dung to be sold as fuel. As a young man just new to Canada he would take any work he could find. If he was asked if he has experience doing a job he would always confidently say yes and then have absolute confidence in himself to figure it out. One day he would be working as a usher in a movie theater and the next he worked shoveling coal wearing a white shirt, tie and dress pants. He could not tolerate laziness and even in his last years you could always see him riding his scooter proudly sporting a Maltese Cross with a Canadian Flag blowing in the wind. He was truly proud to be Maltese and proud to be Canadian! <br /> <br />His greatest joy in life was to see his children and grandchildren succeed, get a good education and continue his legacy of hard work and dedication. <br />Although his last months were not easy, he persevered and in the end he was blessed to leave this world in peace surrounded by his loving family. <br /> <br />So as we say our last good bye's an echo can be heard. &quot;If you knew Charlie, like I knew Charlie&quot;, Oh what stories we could tell! <br /> <br />Dad God bless you and keep you in his care. <br />You are loved by many people in this world, one day we'll see you there! <br />You are and will always be in our hearts, your loving daughter Cindy. <br />Love you Dad! <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div>