MUSICA, Michael

Sadly, Michael Musica passed away on March 7, 2022 at the age of 88 after a life well-lived.
He leaves behind his former wife, Elizabeth Musica; three children: Debbie Gallant, David Musica and Daniel (Nancy) Musica and grandchildren: Gina, Jay and Lucy Musica. He also leaves behind his sister Caroline (Lorne) McCrea, and brothers: Clarence (Sharon) Muzyka, George (Melvena) Mitchell and Henry (Lillian) Muzyka.
Born in 1933 in Vegreville, he eventually moved to Edmonton and attended high school at Victoria Composite. He married Elizabeth Musica in 1954, raising a family and enjoying many summer trips to BC while the children were growing up. Mike worked for the city of Edmonton for 35 years reconditioning, cleaning, and repairing parking metres. He was an avid curler winning dozens of trophies and loved watching sports. He was known by many as “Mike Sinatra” for his karaoke skills, particularly loving the song “My Way”. Mike loved sharing jokes and knew hundreds. He loved making people laugh and even provided free entertainment on ETS bus rides.
His family would like to thank the staff at Shephard’s Care Foundation Kensington Village for their assistance over the past several years as his health declined.
A celebration of life will be planned for family and friends where we may retell a few of those jokes—repeating the punchline a few times, as was Mike’s way.

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel

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3 Hamilton Girls c/o Lorrie Law

Condolences to the Musica Family –
This is a great picture, profiling a “colourful” personality & a great character!
Mike was a big part of our “growing-up years” – “little Johnny / Hammie” & Barb seemed to always be doing curling, ball or attending many sporting events together & enjoying a liquid spirit celebration, before or after. Mike always had a story, giggle or a joke, for whomever was around!
Caroline, we too, remember picking up old (disgusted) betting tickets off the ground at the races! Your brother & our Dad, were race track junkies / handicapper’s – lol
RIP Mike, an enduring spirit, glad to have known you
Signed, the 3 Hamilton girls; Lorrie, Colleen & Carol –

Caroline McCrea

My brother Michael was 12 years older than me, so my memories as a youngster are few. As a young girl I remember him to be very handsome, but most of all I remember all the times he would take us to the race track. We would run around picking up old tickets and then have him check whether they were “winners” or not. Fun for us, but not sure how much he enjoyed it. He always had patience with us though. I do know it was his love of horses and not the gambling which drew him to track. Michael was also an avid collector of silver dollars and would often give us coins for birthdays. It was fun when he talked about the special coins he had collected and how they were acquired. He was a joke teller that’s for sure and would have many to tell with a “gaffaw” after each one told. I would like to thank David and Danny for looking after my brother and placing him into a caring facility. Baba thanks you too. Eternal memories from your family in B.C. – Caroline McCrea

Walter Kresic

Dan, Dave & Family,

I was saddened about the loss of your dad. Growing up in the “hood” with you folks, I’ve known you always as excellent people and I just wanted you to know that we’re thinking about you and hoping you find strength and solace at this difficult time.

Walter & Denise Kresic

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