DENNIS De MARCHI
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De MARCHI, DENNIS Passed away peacefully on Friday morning, May 15, 2020, in his home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle against an aggressive lymphoma cancer lasting 15 months. Denny De Marchi was a Canadian multi instrumental musician who was talented as a keyboardist and prolific singer songwriter. He was also a guitarist, backing vocalist and record producer. Denny was notable as a touring musician for the well-known Irish band The Cranberries during their reunion tour (2009-2011). He was equally notable for performing with Dolores O'Riordan on both TV and radio internationally as her keyboardist/guitarist during her solo world tour in 2007. De Marchi was also known for his role in the recording of the popular 1990 number one billboard hit song "More Than Words Can Say" by the band Alias, which features his brother, Steve on guitar. After his R&R career, Denny continued to compose and produce music from various genres including classical and cultural styles. Aside from being a multitalented musician, he created, sustained and grew Prism Dental Laboratory, operating successfully in Mississauga for 27 years, employing over 25 people. Dennis leaves behind his wife of 25 years Victoria, mother Cesira, brother Steve, sister Anna (Robert Iarusci), and nephew Paul. The family would like to thank Mark Florence for all of his support. A Celebration of Dennis' life will be held at a later date, when the time will allow for larger gatherings to be held. To quote musician Chris Sutherland, "Dennis was one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met. Full of love, caring, empathy... and talent. SO much talent... you just don't get many people that special go through your life."

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Published in Toronto Star from May 19 to May 20, 2020.
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May 29, 2020
So sorry to hear... met he and Vicki a few times up in Port Severn - very nice guy...such a loss!! My deepest condolences to all and huge Hugs To Vicki!
Renaty
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May 24, 2020
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Maria Madej
May 24, 2020
I am very saddened to hear about Denniss passing.
Dennis was a gifted man. He exceeded not only in music, he was also a great dental technician. His expertise and the quality of his dental work were simply unmatched.
I will always remember him with great admiration for his exceptional talents.
My deepest condolences to his wife Victoria and to his family.
Dr. Maria Skibinska-Madej
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May 21, 2020
Gonna miss you my brother. Hope you had a chance to listen before you left.
Steve Bigas
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May 21, 2020
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May 20, 2020
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Raymond DeMarchi
May 20, 2020
With love and deepest condolences to the family.
Raymond DeMarchi
Family
May 20, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. I have known Dennis for many years and he has always been a great friend and colleague. I will miss our talks and cherish those that we had. Rest In Peace Dennis!
David Miller
Friend
May 20, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Julie Miglia
Friend
May 20, 2020
t was a very shocking news. I only met him at ADTO meetings when we were working on our fee guide. He was such a wonderful and talented personality. May the creator rest his soul in peace in Heaven. Ameen.
Shabana Mirza
Significant Other
May 20, 2020
I first met Denny in the Sheriff days. He was always gentle and soft spoken with an incredible talent that was beautifully balanced with compassion and humility. I will look back fondly on the times that we got together and jammed. He will be sorely missed. My deepest and sincerest condolences to Steve, Vicky and the rest of the family.
Wolf Hassel
Friend
May 20, 2020
Denny was kind and a good spirit. Photo on your Facebook profile, a register of the gig of my life, in my hometown Fortaleza-Brasil. Brasil loves Denny. Rest in Peace big Men Denny Demarchi ♥
Gecildo Júnior
Friend
May 20, 2020
My deepest condolences to the DeMarchi family. Ive known Dennis and his brother Steve for decades. Dennis was a consummate musician, filled full of excitement and love for his craft as a keyboardist and songwriter. He was gentle and kind to a fault. He fought the bravest of battles against his illness. While I mourn the loss, I am deeply thankful for the memories and opportunity to know him and to have learned from him.
Richard Chycki
Friend
May 19, 2020
I knew Dennis when he was a sweet and cute little boy. He grew up to be a very talented and handsome man but still maintained that sweetness about him. We are so, so sorry to hear of his passing. A terrible loss. Our deepest condolences to Anna, Rob, Paul, Steve and his dear mom Cesira and to his wife, Vicky. Pat & Gerry
Pat
Friend
May 19, 2020
My deepest condolences to the DeMarchi family...we were good friends during the Sheriff era and then we slowly lost touch. I loved his sense of humor and his taste in music. We did manage to meet up about three years ago and were able to catch up. He was a talented man and he left his mark on the world in many ways.
Rob Lanni
Acquaintance
May 19, 2020
Our condolences to the De Marchi family for their loss
Charlie Cardarelli
Friend
May 19, 2020
I am so saddened to hear about Den today...I had kept in touch with his brother Steve regularly and always asked how Den was. There wasnt a day go by, that I didnt prey for him. And always thought about his well being. It is with heavy heart, that my sincere condolences go out to his family. He will sorely be missed. Rest In Peace my friend...rest in peace.
Gordon Pitts
Friend
May 19, 2020
I met Dennis in Milan Italy for a gig , he was surprised and happy to met an Italian relative. Thanks for sharing your friendship with me over the years. May God bless you and your family
Roberto Ferrero
Friend
May 19, 2020
Not long ago Denny was with us, his cousins in Italy, having a pleasant evening over a good pizza, catching up on family news and gossip. It was so good to see him after so many years. We are all deeply saddened by his passing. Our condolences to his wife, to Cesira and all the De Marchi family.
Paolo DeMarchi
Significant Other
May 19, 2020
Anna and Bob, We are sorry for the loss of your brother. Anne and I will have you in our thoughts and we wish you peace.
Anne Badali
Friend
May 19, 2020
Dennis worked in my Dental Lab in the early 90s before he started Prism in his Mom's basement. We kept in touch since then, often communicating about dental work and sometimes getting together for dinner. I remember going to his wedding! We will remember him fondly as a truly wonderful, caring and sensitive person and it was an honour to call him our friend. We offer our sincere condolences to Vicky and his extended family. He will be sorely missed.
Philip and Daniella Green
Friend
May 19, 2020
...Known Den since the early 90's. I worked with him in my own dental lab until he went off to start his own. Over the years we socialized occasionally and we were often in contact through work. We've always known him as a sweet, caring, sensitive person. His passing is such a terrible shame and loss and he will be sorely missed and constantly remembered. Our sincere condolences go out to Vicky and his extended family.
Philip
Friend
May 19, 2020
I met Dennis when I was 14 years old and I was fortunate enough to stay in contact with him throughout the years. He was a great friend and I will cherish the conversations and laughs we had over the years. He was so very talented and one of the kindest people I know. He will be truly missed.
Annalee Weston
Friend
May 19, 2020
My condolences to the De Marchi family for their loss. The obituary was very well written.
Peter Regina
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