Joe Fabbri came to Lethbridge in 1925 from Urbino,
Italy. His cousin lived in Lethbridge and told him to come
over as a farmer. Joe worked on a farm for a year before
being hired on at the Brewery as a truck driver initially,
and later he got a job inside. He worked for the Brewery
until he retired in 1965. While living in Lethbridge Joe
helped form The Italian Canadian Club which helped out other
Italians in times of need. Joe also served as a
representative for the Vice Consul of Calgary, welcoming
Italian immigrants at the train station and helping them
adjust to Canadian life.
The interview was conducted by Giancarlo Grelli for the Dante Alighieri Oral History Project in 1973.
This oral history project was initiated by Sabatino
Roncucci, a founder of the Dante Alighieri Society, for the
purpose of documenting immigration history so that it
could be shared not only with the Italian community but also
the community at large.
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