Giovanni Battista (Roberto) Mattioda and Giulietta (Giulia) Moddio farmed in Castellamonte, Piemonte, Italy. They had three children: James (Jim), Battista and Pietro (Peter) Domenico.
Jim Mattioda arrived in the Grand Forks area in 1910 and married Orselina (Lina) Antonietto in 1925. After farming for a few years, Jim and Lina came to Kelowna in 1946 where they farmed. They had one son, Ed, who married Marg Heinrich. Jim passed away in 1979 and Lina in 1976.
Battista Mattioda came to Canada in 1905 at the age of 18. His destination was Lead City, South Dakota, a city formed after the finding of gold.
Peter Mattioda was born September 12, 1888. His manifest shows he arrived in New York in 1903, with a destination of Willisville, Illinois, a mining town of mostly Italian immigrants. By 1916, Peter was in Phoenix, BC, where he married Giuseppina (Josephine) Antonietta, also from Castellamonte, Italy. They came to Kelowna in 1946 where they also farmed.
Peter and Josephine had three children: Battista, Alvin and Andrew Peter (Andy). Battista died at a very young age. Alvin passed in 1994. Andy married Helen Walker in 1950. Andy worked for the city and Helen worked for Okanagan Telephone. Peter passed away in Kelowna in 1962 and Josephine in 1975. Both are laid to rest in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.