Dennis Wayne Bancesco
July 25, 1937 - October 26, 2023
Obituary For Dennis Wayne Bancesco
Dennis Wayne Bancesco, passed away peacefully in the early morning of Thursday, October 26, 2023, lovingly surrounded by family, at the age of 86 years.
Dennis was born on July 25, 1937, to Julius and Helen Bancesco in Beaverlodge, AB. He spent his childhood on a farm near Elmworth, AB, with two younger siblings.
He married Grace Elizabeth Koch on August 24, 1963, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this year. They had two children and six grandchildren.
Dennis was ambitious in his professional life. He began his career at Canadian Utilities before becoming a successful businessman and founder of various companies, most notably Mountain Mobile, TLC, and Bancesco Electronics.
He was also a long-time member of the Ham Radio community with the Peace Country Amateur Radio Club. His call sign was VE6ATC. He made many close friends through this club and his business ventures.
Dennis loved being in the water or just out in nature. He spent many summers with the family at the cabin which he built from scratch at Sturgeon Lake.
Being a grandpa and dad came naturally to Dennis. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, sibling, and friend. He will be remembered for making every moment brighter, with one of his jokes, stories, or sayings.
He is survived by his wife Grace; son Duane (Lisa) Bancesco; daughter Terri (Todd) Wilson; grandchildren: Bradlyn (Nicholas), Kenzie (Anthony), Cole, Lauren, Kai, and Jessica; as well as sister Faye Woodbridge.
He was predeceased by his parents Julius and Helen Bancesco, and brother Darrell Bancesco.
A Celebration of Life for Dennis Bancesco, will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 2:00pm, at, Oliver's Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).
A Livestream of the service will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the service on Dennis’ obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home website.
Celebration of Life
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