Victor Losa was born in Turin, Italy in 1905 where he
trained as a watchmaker. His skills brought him to
Edmonton in 1920 where he worked in a jewelry store and
became the owner. He was the Italian Consul in the
1920s and during the depression years of the 1930s.
Although he married a non-Italian, he maintained an
excellent facility in the Italian language. During his
life in Edmonton, he stayed current with events in Italy, so
even though he hadn't returned for a visit to Italy in over
50 years, it wasn't a culture shock. He considers
himself thoroughly Canadian - he loves Canada, it's a
"rich country", yet he maintains ties with the
The interview was conducted by Sab Roncucci 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.