In Memorium

Tommy Thompson

August 13, 1935 – October 2, 2019

Vagabond Theatre says “Adieu” to an old friend and long-time member.  Tommy Thompson passed away October 2nd 2019 at the Cornwall Community Hospital exactly two months after the passing of Lionel Tessier his loving partner for 58 years .

Friends will be received at the M. John Sullivan Funeral Home, 341 Pitt Street (across from city hall) Cornwall on Wednesday, October 16th from 10am-11am followed by a Memorial Service at 11am. Committal to follow at St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery, Long Sault.

Our condolences go out to Tom’s family.

In 2015 Tom was one of the three inaugural inductees (along with Edith Styles and Lionel Tessier) into the Cornwall and Area Arts Hall of Fame.

Lionel Tessier

June 19, 1927 – August 2, 2019

Vagabond Theatre says “Goodbye – God’s speed” to an old friend and long-time member.  Lionel Tessier passed away August 2nd 2019 at the Cornwall Community Hospital. A funeral mass was held August 10th at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Cornwall. Committal followed at Notre Dame Cemetery, Cornwall.

Our condolences go out to Tom Thompson his loving partner for 58 years and to the rest of the family.

We will remember Lionel as a true gentleman and a constant supporter of theatre in Cornwall.  Lionel is recognized for his work with the “Save the Capital Theatre” committee, Glen Productions, Eastern Ontario Drama League as well as the Sears Drama Festival.

In 2015 Lionel was one of the three inaugural inductees (along with Edith Styles and Tom Thompson) into the Cornwall and Area Arts Hall of Fame.

May Brown

Vagabond Theatre expresses its condolences to the family and friends of May Brown.  May looked after costuming of several Vagabond productions and will be missed by many.

For further information please consult www.lahaiesullivan.ca.

Bob Youmelle

Vagabond Theatre bids adieu to Bob Youmelle.

Robert (Bob) Youmelle passed away Saturday January 7, 2017 at the Winchester District Hospital.

Bob was the Vagabond Theatre Head Carpenter for many years. In recognition of his many hours of service to the community, he received a Ontario Volunteer Service award in June 2015.

Vagabond Theatre thanks Bob for his dedication on countless productions. His design and build of the two-storey revolving set for the November 2011 production of Noises Off  was his “piece de resistance”. Thank you Bob.

Your hammer may have fallen silent but you are not forgotten.  RIP!

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.