Angelo Martin was born on July 18, 1887 in Casarsa, Pordenone, Udine, Italy to parents Francesco Martin and Giuseppina Chiese. Teresa Quarin, daughter of Luigi Quarin and Marianna Boscariol, was born on June 5, 1890 in San Vito, Tagliamento, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. Angelo and Teresa were married on December 9, 1911. Angelo immigrated to Canada in 1914, landing at New York, moving on to Toronto and then to Kelowna. In Kelowna, he helped with the construction of the Kettle Valley Railway from 1914 to 1917. He returned to Italy where daughter, Frances, was born before Angelo returned to Canada.
Teresa, and daughter Francesca, made their journey to Canada in 1921. They landed at St John, New Brunswick, with their destination listed as Kelowna. Angelo and Teresa established a small farm (KLO and Gordon Road), starting out in a small two room house. From 1930 - 1942 Angelo worked as a plasterer for Jose Rossi. In his later years, he was the water bailiff for the Mission Creek Water Users farming community.
Four more children were born in Kelowna: Ida (Edith), Mary, Angelina (Angie) and Reginald (Reg). Frances married Albert Daniel, a Kelowna farm machinery contractor, who helped the farmers with jobs like threshing. Edith married Robert (Bob) Harbricht, a carpenter. Mary married Don Fleming, an air conditioner installer. Angie married Ernest Busch, who started OK Builders. Reg, known as the Galloping Ghost in his lacrosse days, married Helen Heinzman. Reg worked for the department of highways. Angelo passed away in 1968 and Teresa in 1982. Both are laid to rest at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Casorso Road.