In 1904, Domenico Mussato emigrated to Canada and operated a shoe repair shop in Phoenix. His wife, Anna Meyer, arrived in Canada, travelled by train with her five children, and joined him in 1905. When the Grandby Mine closed in 1919, Domenico deserted the family. With the help of Pasquale Capozzi, who had asked for the hand of eldest daughter Mary, Anna moved with her seven children to Kelowna. Anna opened a candy and ice-cream store on Bernard Avenue. In 1923, Anna left Kelowna with Marcella, Lizzie, Gina, Jasper “Joe” and Mickey and headed to Hollywood. Son Bert married Mary Zahn and daughter Gina married Giuseppe Ghezzi. In 1931 Giuseppe Ghezzi, along with Pete Casorso, May Casorso and John Maggiora, drew up the first agreement to buy equipment to form Calona Wines.