My name is Gianfranco. I was born in Val D’Or, a small Canadian
town in Northern Quebec. My parents of Italian origin immigrated to
Canada in late 1951. At that time, my father like many other
European refugees found employment away from large urban cities. At
Val D’or, my father worked at one of the gold mines as an elevator
shaft operator. As employment in that region was never guaranteed,
my family later moved to Montreal in 1957 where we settled in.
My parents were from Pula. Pula is in Croatia or near Trieste. The
Italian Pola before the Second World War was in the Province of Istria.
Special interests: Tai Chi exercises, Light Weights, Reading
the National Geographic, Research, Music, Trying out new restaurants
with friends, Volunteering.
You can see my full bio on my own home page
Page updated 4/19/14
NOTE: Gianfranco no longer works for our
site, but we're grateful for his past help.