Today, we remember our long-time friend, and mentor, Armando Vacca. It’s his birthday; he would have been 59. Armando gave good gifts. Indeed, his life was a gift.
We remember you.
We miss you.
We honour you.
Armando Biagio Davide Vacca
September 18, 1957 – December 28, 2015
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7). And fight he did.
For those of you that don’t know, the name Armando means soldier. He personified this in the last few years of his life, fighting against his disease that eventually claimed him. Through his battle, he showed strength, dignity, and above all, courage.
He was a man who liked to give gifts more than receive them, and what better gift did he give than his life? He devoted it to his loving wife of 33 years, Lori, his daughter Alexandra, son Addison, and son-in-law Joshua Alvernia.
Precious son to Nadia Mastrantoni and the late Pasqualino Vacca, step-son to Angelo Mastrantoni and son-in-law to Joan and the late Maxwell Horne. He was a loving older brother to Patty and her husband Steve Fticar, Paul Vacca and Connie Rodrigues.
He will also be missed by nieces and nephews, especially Jeremy and Kara Fticar, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, extended family, colleagues and many dear friends.
Armando was a pillar of the community through his financial planning business, and dedicated himself to his family of clients who depended on his counsel.
He was a wise leader and mentor to his amazing staff at Kingsview Financial (A.D. Vacca Financial). His call was to love and serve God and others; and to lead many into the deepest relationship they can have with Our Triune God.
There were many healing hands that contributed to the care of Armando, and the family wishes to thank each of them for their compassion and prayer support during this trial.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Good Shepherd, Mission Services, CityKidz, Living Rock or charity of your choice were greatly appreciated by the family.
Shared with grieving friends and family at the visitation were these comforting words from Psalm 16:
Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; all the good things I have come from you.”
How excellent are the Lord’s faithful people! My greatest pleasure is to be with them.
Those who rush to other gods bring many troubles on themselves. I will not take part in their sacrifices; I will not worship their gods.
You, Lord, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands.
How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are!
I praise the Lord, because he guides me, and in the night my conscience warns me.
I am always aware of the Lord’s presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me.
And so I am thankful and glad, and I feel completely secure, because you protect me from the power of death. I have served you faithfully, and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.
You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.