Carlo Cavani was born on November 4, 1883 in Filicaia, Lucca, Italy. He was one of the six ‘amigos’: (Angelo Guidi, Amos Guidi, Cesare A Bertucci, Pietro Guidi, Carlo Cavani and Samuele Turri) who left from Le Havre, France on February 3, 1912 on the ship: La Provence. They arrived in New York on February 10, 1912, with their final destination listed as Kelowna, BC.
In 1919, Carlo’s wife, Silvia Grassi and son, Daniele, born 1911, made their journey from Italy. Their final destination was listed as West Summerland and their contact was “husband, seven years in Canada”. Here daughter Lola (Lolly) Marie was born. The 1921 Canadian Census listsed Carlo, age 38, labourer, Silvia, age 34, son Daniel, age 9 and daughter Lola, age 10 months. Daughter Audrey was born later. Carlo was listed as a fruit grower on the 1945 Voter’s List and ‘retired’ on the 1968 list.
Daniel married Mary Louise Orton. He passed away in 1967 in New Westminster. Lola first married Anthony S Biollo and later, Glady Parker. She passed away in Vernon in 2017. Audrey married Cuzzocrea, an orchardist in Revelstoke.