Pietro Nello Guidi, son of Amos Raffaelo Guidi and Assunta Dini, was born on September 26th, 1889 in Pontecosi, Lucca, Tuscany. He departed from Italy on February 3, 1912 with five friends from the vicinity. These 5 friends were: Angelo Guidi, Amos (jr) Guidi, Cesare A Bertucci, Carlo Cavani and Samuele Turri. They arrived in Kelowna at 3:30 pm on February 17th, 1912 and they formed a group known as the 6 Immigrants.
In 1920, my Nonno married Ersilia Pellini, who was born in 1888 in Borsigliana, Lucca, Tuscany. Through the efforts of Luigi and Camillo Rampone and Eduardo Quirico, my Nonna, and Clara and Rudolf Guidi, immigrated to Canada in May of 1919.
Pietro and Ersilia lived in Summerland and had three children: my mother, Sarah Guidi, my Aunt, Theresa Guidi, and my Uncle, Lionel Guidi. All three have now passed away, which leaves me as the oldest blood line of this Guidi family.
Darrell Scriver, Kelowna, BC