Celine Dion's mother has died and Canada is heartbroken
The mother of Céline Dion, Therese Dion, has died at age 92.
Canadians are mourning the loss of Therese Dion as she held cultural prominence in her own right, and was known affectionately as "Maman Dion".
Céline, Therese's youngest child of 13, expressed heartache over the loss on social media Friday, writing "Maman, we love you so much...We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart."
Céline is playing in Miami Florida tonight.
Maman, nous t’aimons tellement... Nous te dédions le spectacle de ce soir et je chanterai pour toi avec tout mon coeur. Love, Céline xx... . Maman, we love you so much… We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Céline xx… . 📸 : Richard Gauthier
Canadians have been offering condolences to Therese Dion's family since the news broke of her death.
au revoir maman dion, keep protecting your children from above. forever in our hearts❤️. my beloved céline @celinedion, everything she has given you is still with you and forever will be. i am with you and your family during this hard time🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/J4ACRL1hgF— 𝙱𝚒𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚊 (@ceIinexdion) January 17, 2020
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh tweeted his condolences, writing that "her work to help low income families will be remembered by many."
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Thérèse Dion.— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) January 17, 2020
Lovingly referred to as Maman Dion, her work to help low income families will be remembered by many.
Our condolences to the Dion family.
Dion's longtime publicist Francine Chaloult confirmed in a statement that Therese Dion died peacefully at home. She asked that the family's privacy be respected and said funeral details will be announced at a later time.
Thérèse Dion, Céline Dion’s mother, leaves behind a legacy.— 🔥Marolo🔥 (@CourageCaution) January 17, 2020
48 great grandchildren
6 great great grandchildren
❤️ R.I.P. Maman Dion ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gWKyyAOO3X
Therese was known for role as a host of a cooking show on TVA. She was also a sponsor of the Fondation Maman Dion, an educational foundation which provides school supplies and clothing to underprivileged children.
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