Luigi Gaspardone arrived in Kelowna in 1904 and his wife, Maria Bevilacqua, made her journey in 1907. Maria was cousin to Rosa Bevilacqua, spouse of Giovanni Casorso. Luigi started work on the Casorso Ranch and continued all his life working on numerous Kelowna area farms. Luigi and Maria raised four children: Rosa (Dino Dapavo), Giuseppe (Dorothy Bernard), Angelo (Agnes Burns) and Camillo (Theresa Ungaro). They also raised foster child Maria Quadrello (Angus Davis).