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Gus Lavorato's father (Giuseppe) was born in 1884 and came to Canada in 1898 at the age of 14. His mom (Theresa) was born in 1888 and came over in 1919. His father moved to the Edmonton area in 1905. Gus was born in Edmonton in 1922 and went to school until he completed grade 10, after which he joined the Air Force and was away for five years. Gus and his wife married in 1950, and eventually had three children. During his life he worked in coal mines, bakeries, and as a carpenter.  

The interview was conducted by Carmela Marino and Anna Bruni for the Italians Settle in Edmonton Project in 1983 resulting in the commemorative booklet of the same name.

This was a 25th anniversary project of the Santa Maria Goretti Parish. A Society was set up and a committee struck to undertake the research. The President was Frank Sdao and the research was led by Dr. Adriana Albi Davies. 

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