Domenico Rampone was the first of Luigi Rampone’s sons to be brought to Kelowna in 1904. He worked numerous jobs including farming for Archie Hardy, clearing land for Dr Boyce and at the Kelowna Sawmill before being called back to Italy in 1908 where he fought in the Libyan conflict. After recovering from a war injury he married Giuseppina Borgnetta. They moved to Kelowna in 1921. By 1926 they took over Luigi’s Tobacco farm on Benvoulin Road where they raised their three children: Valentino, Albert and Palmina.
Camillo Rampone made his journey to Kelowna in 1908. After working at the Kelowna Sawmill and Keloka Orchards he began farming in 1918 on Gordon Road. He married Marie Emma Antoinette Ducharme in 1920 and soon after started his Springdale Ranch above Spiers Road. Their family includes Irene (Fred Gabel), Louis (Phyllis Holland), Alfred (Cynthia Hotton), Ernest (Shirley Talman), Dora (Roger Simoneau) and Rita (Tim Christie). Daughter Angelina died at age 6 during the polio epidemic.
9/10/2020 06:32:27 pm
I see Dora Rampino married Roger Simoneau. Who are Simoneau parents. I do gelealogy research. Thanks
10/8/2022 03:27:28 pm
Roger's parents were Augustin Simoneau and Clara Dubuc.
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