My father was born in the village of Cavedine, Trento, Italy in 1879.
In his early years he immigrated to America to work in the mines in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. In 1901 he journeyed to Lethbridge and worked in the No. 3 and later in the Taber mine.
December of 1906 my mother, Marie Cattoni who was born in Cavedine, Trento, Italy journeyed to Lethbridge and they were married January 7, 1907 in St. Aloyious Catholic Church, making their home in Taber until 1911. They then moved to Coalhurst where father obtained employment with the mine. In 1919, he decided to move to Nanaimo, B.C. where he continued to work in the mines.
March of 1929 they returned to Coalhurst and purchased the Robert Stewart farm and went into market gardening in which they took much pride.
After a lengthy illness, Dad passed away on April 19, 1939. Mother continued to live on the farm until her death on May 5, 1954.
There were four children, Yolanda and Carl are both deceased.
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