Vernon "Red" Euclide Theoret

25 June, 192610 February, 2020

THEORET, Vernon “Red” – peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Cornwall Hospice on Monday February 10, 2020. Vernon E. Theoret of Cornwall; age 93. Beloved husband of Mabel (neé Price) Theoret. Loving father of Steven (Kelly Elliot) of Fort McMurray, Kelly of Campbellford, and Bonnie Szuch (Steve Kantor) of Oshawa. Proud grandfather of Kaylan, Lyndsay, Sabrina Szuch, Cody and Garrett Leblanc, Shelby and Hailey Theoret. Brother of Marina (Raymond Lalonde), Gilda (Lucien Imbeault), Wayne (Diane), Clifford (Rita), and David (Gladys). Predeceased by Darrel, Armand, Norvil, Raymond, and Leatrice.Dear son of the late Eloi Theoret and the late Beatrice (neé Leblanc). Red served in the Army, Airforce and Navy from 1944 to 1955. In this time, he fought competitively winning 39 of 40 fights including three middleweight titles. He judged with the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association until 1982. He was a great entertainer not only with his music but with his many stories. He worked as a forman at Domtar construction for 25 yrs. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to LAHAIE & SULLIVAN CORNWALL HOMES EAST BRANCH 614 First Street East (613-933-2841). A Celebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion on Thursday February 13, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cremation to take place and burial at a later date. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, 13 February , 2020


Vernon "Red" Euclide Theoret

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Ginette Sabourin

February 13, 2020

Mrs. Theoret, Steve, Kelly, Bonnie

Our sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Theoret.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Marguerite and Ginette Sabourin
(Seventh Street neighbors)

Richard Leblanc

February 13, 2020

To the family ,

I will always have many memories of times since my childhood days , out boating cottages times and him singing up a storm .
He was always kind to me and straight out honest never held back on what he thought I respected that about him , Red I will always remember you I hope you found peace RIP .

Love Rick

Lyndsay Szuch

February 13, 2020

Grandpa was a man of many talents and stories. Our favourite memories were when he would take us out on the boat for the afternoon and then we would spend the nights listening to him play his guitar and sing for us. Grandpa was such a kind and loving person, We are going to miss him very much.

Lyndsay, Sabrina & Kaylan

Lionel Quenneville

February 13, 2020

David and Gladys, very sorry for your loss.Our thoughts are with you.

Canoe and Rose

Roger Lalonde

February 12, 2020

So sorry to hear of Red's passing. Red was a great team player in Search and Rescue for Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. I had the pleasure of being his Unit Commander for 25 years. He was always there when he was needed to lend a hand in rescue operations. Great story teller, great friend. I am happy to have spent some time with Red and Mabel around Christmas time.

Our deepest condolences to Mabel and the families, May you find comfort in the celebration of Red's very long life. Our prayers are with you all during these difficult times. Jeanne & Roger

Angelo Scanga

February 12, 2020

I'm deeply saddened to hear of this news. I was honoured and very proud to have Vern as part of my officials team while I was with Boxing Ontario. Very was quite a character and loved telling us of stories when he fought and he was abroad. He connected well with everyone and was deeply loved. Truly a kind man. We'll miss you dearly RED!

Kelly Elliott

February 12, 2020

Love to Steven, Kelly, Bonnie and Families

I just wanted to share my memory with Red, when we came for visits he would welcome me with open arms and sit and chat for a while. I would go up to visit him and we would chat about boxing, mass and just life. I won’t forget buying pizza and our delivery guy came up with in a corvette convertible we had such a huge laugh over that. Desserts now that’s a story I’m not much of a dessert girl but he has made me a believer!!! I love and will miss him very much. What a privilege to have gotten to know and be a part of his life!!! Love you all very much!! ❤️

Lincoln Price

February 12, 2020

I remember Uncle Red taking us on that unik boat with the flip up windshield and with thee 351 Windsor engine , boy would that thing move !
That was all boat, and he was all man ! Godspeed to his kingdom!


Kerry/Linda Roach

February 12, 2020

Mable ,
So Sorry !
Please accept our condolences re his passing..
First thought that come to mind was Scottish Soldier song and how much Red put into his music .He certainly left a trail of great memories . First thing that comes to mind are the regularly schedule house parties. The guitar , violin , mandolin ,mouth organ sometimes the banjo occasional spoons .The band / their souls all together again their love of music will be enjoyed in the heavens .
I can just imagine the music and smiles above.
Time and memories to heal , and You have so many ,
cc Steven , Kelly , Bonnie & families if there is anything you need ?

Byron Blue

February 12, 2020

So sorry to hear of Red's passing. Great lad. My sincere condolences to his many friends and family. God bless and rest easy Red. Play everyone there a tune or two...