Mr. and Mrs. John Segatti are very well known in
Edmonton for their heavy involvement in the Italian
community. Mrs. Segatti's mother and father emigrated from Italy just before the
first great war. They came to Lethbridge, in 1912, where she
was born. John
left Italy on the 10th of December, 1926. He arrived in
Edmonton on the 15th of February. He was 17 years old. They
met in 1932 after the soon to be Mrs. Segatti moved to
Edmonton with her mother shortly after her father died in
the Coalhurst mine disaster. They
both love Alberta and think Canada is one of the best places
in the world to live.
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.