Father Benedict Vanco Requiescat in Pace


Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of Father Benedict Vanco who died Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in Niagara Falls. Father Vanco was ordained a priest on June 10, 1956 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Toronto. He served as Associate Pastor of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Toronto, St. Henry Parish, Melville, Saskatchewan, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Welland, St. Mary Parish, Regina, Saskatchewan, St. George Parish, Crystal Beach, St. Teresa Parish (St. Therese of Lisieux), Port Colborne, St. Joseph Parish, Grimsby and as Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Wainfleet, St. George Parish, Crystal Beach and St. John Bosco Parish, Port Colborne. He retired from active ministry in 1998. Father Benedict Vanco was 89 years old.

Funeral Arrangements:

Visitation: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. George Church, 56 Ridgeway Road, Crystal Beach, ON LOS 1BO

Vigil Prayers:  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Funeral Mass:    Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. George Church

A luncheon will be served at St. George Parish hall following the funeral Mass. Interment will follow the luncheon at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery, 712 Lakeshore Rd E., Port Colborne.


As we pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Father Benedict Vanco, we extend our sincere sympathy to his family and friends and to all who mourn his loss.
“Requiescat in pace”
“The souls of the just are in the hands of God, no torment shall ever touch them.”
(Wisdom 3:1)