At age 29, Arturo Pellegrini left Castions di Zoppola, Udine, Italy and arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick on February 25, 1933. His occupation is listed as miner. He became employed in a Silver mine in New Denver, B.C. Teresa Scodellaro, from Arzene, Pordenone, Udine, Italy, married Arturo by proxy in March, 1935. She came to Canada in 1939, landing in New York and then by train to Nelson.
Son, Albert, was born in 1940 in New Denver. They moved to Natal, B.C. where Arturo worked in a coal mine. Daughter, Norma, was born in Natal. Shortly after the underground mine shaft collapsed and broke Arturo’s back. After a lengthy rehab they purchased a five acre parcel in Kelowna, B.C. and moved there in November, 1951. They grew vegetables on their farm. Arturo was a musician, playing with a dance band in Natal. He played the violin, accordion and mandolin.
Arturo passed away in 1981 at age 77 and Teresa in 1993 at age 80. They are both at rest in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Albert, part owner of White Stag Autobody, had five children: Debbie (Dean Nielsen), Danny, Tracey, Sandy and Nicole (Dean Gawdun). Norma (Dierk), has two children: Jody (Jason Tidsbury) and Casey (Matt Nye).
Norma Pellegrini Dierk, West Kelowna BC