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Sam Derlis

September 20, 1947 — November 5, 2021

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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Visitation

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 Victoria St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5W9

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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Visitation

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

102 Victoria St N, Sarnia, ON N7T 5W9

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.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

1299 Murphy Rd, Sarnia, ON N7S 2Y7

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.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

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