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Funeral Service

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Wednesday November 10th, 2021

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D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
Tuesday November 9th, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
Tuesday November 9th, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Sam Derlis

Simeon “Sam” Derlis passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the age of 74 years.

Sam was born in Florina Proti, Greece. He and his brother dedicated owners of the Cromwell Grill for over 50 years. He retired 2 years ago, but he was a proud cook for many years. He was passionate about horse racing and owned race horses for several years.

He was a great father to Bill, Perry and Joyce, and he stood by them at all times.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents Vasilios “Bill” and Zoi Joyce Derlis and his brother Anastasios “Tom” Derlis and his sister Vasa Douglas.

He is survived by his dear friend Carol; children Bill Derlis, wife Marlyn; Perry Derlis and Joyce Derlis; grandchildren Victoria and Sebastian and Cassie; great grand-children Madison, Violet and Vanna and his brother Gus Derlis and wife Sandra, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (102 North, Victoria Street, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9) on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Funeral Service will take place at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church ( 1299 Murphy Road, Sarnia, ON, N7S 2Y7) on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Sam’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photos or messages of condolence may be shared at www.djrobb.on.ca

Please note, as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, all in attendance are required to social distance and to wear a face mask.

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Make a donation to Canadian Cancer Society in honor of Sam Derlis


My condolences to Bill, Marlyn, Perry and Joyce, Gus and Sandra.and to the entire Derlis Family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. As you know your dad and I had a long term friendship and he was a special kind of guy. Sam loved all of you and was so very proud of each and every one of you. Sam you will never be forgotten my friend. Rest in Eternal peace. 🕯🕊🙏🏻

Marion. Nov 15 2021 9:02 PM

Sam was a really great guy and him and me would share a cpl beers after his shift at the back of the Cromwell Grill.He was always funny to be with and alot of laughs.Rest in peace Sammy will miss your company.Sincercerst condolences to Perry and family.Wayne Forbes

Wayne Forbes Nov 10 2021 8:03 PM

Very sorry to hear of Sam's passing. My heartfelt condolences and prayers are sent 🙏🏻 Hugs to all

Julie Nagy, Friend Nov 10 2021 3:12 PM

Carol and the Derlis family.
We were sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mark and Gail Freer Nov 10 2021 1:08 PM

Joyce, Bill,Perry and Uncle Gus
I am both shocked and sad to learn of your dad's ( and brother) passing.
I have real good memories in my mind of times I would visit the Cromwell and Sam ( and Gus) would always wave and have huge smiles. When and if time permitted he would come out and chat. I remember his love for horse racing. Heaven has received a dam good cook too, man I loved his liver and onions.
Memories are something NO one can take from you !!
My sincere sympathies to your entire family !! Rip my friend until we meet again !! ✌️❤️
Scott McFadden

Scott McFadden Nov 10 2021 11:23 AM

Our condolences to the family. We will miss Sam and his discussions. We keep him in our prayers as well as the rest of the family.

Joe & Liz Palko, neighbours. Nov 9 2021 10:08 AM

Perry, Joyce, Gus and family. Saddened to hear of your loss. Prayer as you face the difficult days ahead. Our condolences.
The Mok family, Toronto.

Marc Mok Nov 9 2021 9:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sam Derlis

patti Nov 8 2021 6:47 PM

Sam, you have left a huge void in the hearts of many many people. Your dedication, hard-work, generosity and good-will has touched so many people throughout the years at the Cromwell Grill. You have left a beautiful legacy of kindness and service for all of us to follow and carry forward. We will miss you greatly, but we are blessed to have known you and called you a friend. RIP ... well deserved and pain free!!
Sending hugs of condolence and comfort to Carol, Bill & Marlyn, Perry, Joyce, Gus & Sandra .... xoxo

Diana Duke Nov 8 2021 3:50 PM

Sam, you have left a huge void in the hearts of many people. You set the standard for hard-work and dedication and kindness to many, many people. You have touched so many with your wit, smile, generosity and good-will. You have left a true legacy for all to admire. RIP, well deserved.
Blessings and hugs of comfort to Carol, Bill & Marlyn, Perry, Joyce, Gus/Sandra .... :(

Diana Duke Nov 8 2021 3:42 PM

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