Victoria Elise Benner

Passed away in the loving and caring arms of her mother and embraced by her father and sister while surrounded by her entire family at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, on Thursday January 4, 2018, at the young age of 18 years old.


The cherished daughter of Patrizia Stocco and Kevin Benner, the adored sister to Natasha.  She is the beloved granddaughter of Gary and Natalie Benner and the late Bruno and Clementina Stocco.  Treasured niece of Nadia (Mark) Adamczyk, Evelina (Shawn) Stocco, Michael (Kim) Benner, Leslie (Frank) Ruzycki, and Jennifer (Mike) Lambert.  Victoria was loved by her many cousins and was also a special ‘niece’ to Tony, Rita and Claudio and her many great aunts and uncles.


Victoria was the light that brightened every room.  Her smile was one that showed the genuine beauty of this precious angel.  She was known as a brave, courageous, fighter who never gave up.  Not only was Victoria a talented artist but an avid competitive cheerleader who received numerous awards for her athleticism and spirit.  It was her spirit that instantly touched the lives of those she met, especially her wonderful doctors, caregivers and friends at Sick Children and St. Michaels Hospitals.


Victoria’s family will receive visitors at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. and on Monday from 9 - 10:30 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday January 8, 2018 at St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Church, 379 Fares St., Port Colborne, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Michael Andrysiak officiating. Cremation will follow.

If so desired, in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis research departments at The Hospital for Sick Children or at St. Michael’s Hospital.