Mike Antonio was born November 1918. His parents were John and Anna (Woloszyn) Antonio, both from Poland, and living in the Vermillion, AB area. The family moved to Sexsmith where they farmed. Mike went to McHenry School and to North Sexsmith School. He gave up his high school education in order to manage the family farm. In 1939, at age 21, Mike joined the Loyal Edmonton Regiment for the war. He was posted to England and was also married there and had a child. Mike was a member of the Hythe Branch Legion. He died on August 8, 2002, in Hythe AB, at age 84.
Source: Wagon Trails Grown Over PP. 390-392, 1149
Grande Prairie AGS website – Obituary Index
Regimental Number: M16029
Date of Birth: November 1918
Member of the first contingent from Grande Prairie, D Company, C.A.S.F.