Ippolito Angelo Pioli and Annunziata Mathilde Campligi were from the Tuscany region of Italy. Angelo came thru Ellis Island in 1910 and made his way to Kelowna to stay with the Casorso family. He farmed on seven lots in the Coronation Avenue area and did his chosen profession as a brick mason. In 1912 he went back to France where he met my grandmother. In 1913 they left for Canada and back to Kelowna where Angelo enlisted in the Calgary Horse Regiment. Angelo and Annunziata had two children, Lina (Russell Shaw) and Lino Pioli (Mabel King). Angelo worked on the Myra Canyon trestles with Alessio Guidi pouring the foundations for the trestles. They were proud Canadians and loved their new country. They loved living in Kelowna, spending time with the many Italian families that lived there.
Story contributed by Brenda M Shaw (Oliver)