Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC


Lidio "Lee" Marchi

May 2, 1946June 15, 2020

Lidio J. Marchi (Lee)

May 2, 1946 -June 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lee in the early hours of Monday June 15, 2020, at his home.

Lee was predeceased by both parents, Rino (19741) and Marcella (2009).

Lovingly remembered by his wife Arlene of 49 years and his children, Jason (Kim), Tanya (Wes) and Amanda (Chad). Nonno will always be remembered by his grandchildren, Ryan, Ashleigh, Emilia, Dominic, Gabriel and Sofia. Lee is survived by his sister, Alida (Howard) and his nephew Trevor and niece Cindy. Lee leaves behind his walking buddy Bandit to continue on their journeys. Lee also leaves behind numerous loved ones in the Kootenays.

Born May 2, 1946 in Castions di Zoppola, Italy shortly after the end of WWII. Lee came to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax, to travel across Canada with his mother and sister to meet his father in Fruitvale to start their lives in Canada.

Lee began his career with BC Parks at Champion Lake, where he continued to work for the province building many of the provincial parks that so many people love. Lee retired at the age of 55, after completing the expansion at Monck Park.

Lee was an avid sports fan with his grandchildren being his favourites to watch. Lee never missed a game that his grandchildren were in, he was often double booked for an appearance. Lee passed on his love of sports to his children and grandchildren.

Coach spent numerous years behind the bench with minor hockey in Kamloops. Some of his fondest memories come from his time spent in the rink and the many friendships that came with it. Coach had many fond memories from the boys that he coached over the years. He was always happy to run into a former player and see how they were doing.

Lee, (known as Lidio) was a long time member of the Colombo Hall here in Kamloops. He spent many nights serving at the bar with his good friends, where he had many laughs. Lee enjoyed spending time at the hall where he was able to enjoy his culture and heritage.

We are extremely grateful to the Kamloops Fire Department, BC Paramedics and RCMP for their support and help that they provided.

Thank you to Father Andreas for coming in our time of need. Thank you to OLPH Church and Schoening Funeral service for your kindness and compassion.

Church service will occur Friday June 19th, 2020. Due to Covid 19 limitations, the Church is limited to 40 guests.

“I pray that my Nonno has a great life in Heaven and that he is safe. I want him to know that we love him. I hope he is happy to see his family and friends.”


By Emilia

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to a charity of your choice or in memory of Lee make a donation to Domtar-Kids Sports of Canada. Online condolences can be made at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com


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Lidio "Lee" Marchi

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Lori .

June 30, 2020

Marchi Family, to learn about the passing of Lidio has been so sad. I remember working with Lee and always being so impressed with his knowledge and commitment to parks. He was a co-worker, but first and foremost, he was a friend.
What I remember most is Lee's great story telling ability. He would deliver a story with such enthusiasm, animation and humor, he would leave his listeners doubled over with laughter.
May all your memories of Lee comfort you during this time.

Tony Ryan

June 28, 2020

Jason & Family,

So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I know it is never an easy time. My condolences to you and your family.

Take care, and remember the happy times.


Ron & June Routledge

June 28, 2020

Arlene and Family,
June and I were so sorry to learn of Lee’s passing. He was so supportive of me when I was transferred to Kamloops with BC Parks. Lee was a natural teacher, ever willing to share his knowledge of the facilities he and others had constructed and how they worked. Lee also had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh – something that was quite infectious! Lee was always a ‘host’ at any of our staff gatherings, and June recalls his big smile and welcoming manner that made it easy for her to feel part of those events. Besides work and socializing, Lee had two other loves – his family and coaching hockey. He talked with great pride about both. Like many others, Lee touched our lives in a most positive way. Sadly, he will be missed. It is our hope that in these dark times of your sorrow, you will all find ways to cherish and be comforted by the many loving memories of times spent together.
With love and hope,
Ron & June Routledge

Reno Fabbro

June 26, 2020

So sorry to hear the news of Lee's passing. Our deepest condolences to the family.
Reno and Marie Fabbro

Kerry Rubel

June 25, 2020

Arlene, Jason, Tanya and Amanda
I was saddened to read about Lee's passing in the paper . I haven't seen you in many years but I have fond memories of you all . I remember Lee with a big smile on his face . Please accept my sincere condolences .

Dean King

June 25, 2020

Lee was a Great Friend to my family and neighbor for many years. Are cat Caesar always knew when Lee brought home Kentucky Fried Chicken as Lee would share. I'm so sorry he had to leave so soon .We will meet again and Thankyou so very much Lee for all you did.

Earl Sinclair

June 20, 2020

Arlene and family we are so saddened to hear the lost of ( Lidio) Lee to your family. I spent many years working with Lee both on the construction side and the operational side of BC Parks. Lee's knowledge and abilities of managing many construction projects while providing oversights to operational requirements was helpful to all staff. One thing I always enjoyed was conversations about hockey when he coached where he went and the experiences he had with his son. His involvement with his family and community was apparent, spending many endless volunteer hours. Lee will be sadly missed by all those that knew him.

Earl & Sandi Sinclair

Gordana Baric

June 19, 2020

Arlene and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Marija Vrban

June 18, 2020

Arlene and Family
Ed and I are saddened to hear of Lee's sudden passing. We send our love to all of you and share in your grief. Keeping each of you in our prayers during this difficult time. If there's anything we can do for you, we are here for you! "REST IN PEACE LEE."
Love Marija and Ed

Taren Bell

June 18, 2020

Tanya and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
The Bells
Taren, Brian, Owen and Abbie