Fioravante Tenisci at his daughter's wedding, Trail, BC, 1975

Black and white photograph of Fioravante (Fred) Tenisci dressed in a suit and wearing a boutonnière at his daughter Mary's wedding in Trail, BC.

Tenisci was arrested and interned on June 10, 1940 as a threat to the Canadian state. He was one of a handful of men who were interned at all three camps. As a musician, he played the accordion in the camp band and organized a choir. He objected to his internment, and did have a review of his case on at least one occasion. Tenisci was ordered released on February 1, 1943. After his release, Tenisci returned to Trail and in June 1945 married Canadian-born Emilia (Emily) Barazzuol, 15 years his junior. The couple had 10 children. Tenisci supported his large family working as a supervisor for Cominco’s natural gas plant. He also later operated a travel agency in “The Gulch”, Trail’s Little Italy, which serviced the local community, and acted as the consular agent of the Italian government for that area.