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Memorable Manitobans: Vincenzo De Luca (1913-2009)


Born at Lappano, Italy on 29 October 1913, he immigrated to Canada with his family in 1958, settling at Winnipeg. He initially found work as a clothes presser then, in 1968, he established a small restaurant and grocery store on Portage Avenue with his four sons. It grew into a local institution, eventually comprising an extensive grocery of Italian and other European foods, a cooking school, and a wholesale business. De Luca died at Winnipeg on 31 October 2009 and was buried in the Chapel of Eternal Memories Mausoleum.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 November 2009

“From Italy to Canada with lots of amore,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 November 2009

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2016

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