Tyrone Misso, a giant of the Redcliffe real estate industry for more than 40 years, will be farewelled on Friday (January 13).
A celebration of life service is being held at Redcliffe Uniting Church for the 81-year-old, who died on December 30.
Son Damien Misso said, on the Ray White Woody Point Facebook page, his father “passed away peacefully and during his final days seemed to be calm and relaxed”.
“He will be sorely missed and remembered as a true sales professional and a man who always fought for what he believed was right,” said Damien.
Tyrone Misso arrived in Australia with his family from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on his 15th birthday - September 27, 1956.
Father Trilby Misso, his wife and their four children made the move to escape civil unrest in Ceylon.
A house in Dunbar St, Margate, was the Misso's first home at a time when roads on the Redcliffe peninsula were dirt tracks.
After leaving Banyo High School in Grade 10, Tyrone “dedicated his life to selling and real estate”, said son Damien.
In the 1970s Tyrone switched from white goods to real estate before buying GW Ives Real Estate, with Don Stringer, in 1981.
Tyrone later bought out his business partner and in 1992 the agency joined The Professionals network.
Damien said his father was “an advocate for the multi list method of sale” and won numerous awards from the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).
He was also an REIQ Fellow and served on the arbitration committee.
In 2004 Damien joined his father at Professionals Woody Point and five years ago the business joined Ray White.
Damien is now Principal of Ray White Woody Point, still based at 54 Oxley Ave in building lovingly known as Tyrone’s Place.
Deception Bay was to become home for Tyrone in his later years, when he also loved gardening.
Tyrone is survived by son Damien, granddaughter Sofia, brothers Hilton and Cedric, sister Marlene and partner Andrea.
The celebration of Tyrone Misso’s life will be at Redcliffe Uniting Church, Richens St, Redcliffe, on Friday January 13 at 10am, with a burial in Redcliffe Cemetery at 12.30pm.
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