Celine Dion‘s mom, Therese Dion, died Friday morning (Jan. 17) at age 92, Billboard has confirmed. Identified all through Quebec as “Maman Dion,” the mom of 14 — together with her world-famous singing daughter — was born Marie-Thérèse Tanguay on March 20, 1927, and met future husband Adhémar Dion within the 1940s.
“It’s with deep disappointment that Feeling Productions broadcasts the loss of life of Mrs. Thérèse Tanguay Dion,” an official assertion reads. “Mrs. Dion died peacefully at residence final night time, surrounded by her household. The household and family members thanks prematurely for respecting their privateness throughout these tough instances. Particulars associated to the funeral might be communicated later.”
Based on CTV Information Montreal, eldest little one Claudette Dion revealed final summer season that Therese Dion was affected by numerous well being points, together with reminiscence loss and listening to and imaginative and prescient impairment. Although husband Adhémar Dion reportedly was reluctant to have kids at first, the couple went on to have greater than a dozen, together with their youngest, Celine.
Therese performed violin and Adhémar the accordion within the familiy that sang collectively, with Celine’s mom penning her daughter’s first track, “It Was Solely a Dream,” which she despatched to supervisor René Angélil, who took the then-teenage singer underneath his wing, ultimately marrying her and lifting the singer to world stardom. Dion paid tribute to the household matriarch on Mom’s Day in 2019, posting an image along with her mother and writing, “Now greater than ever, I understand the significance of a mom’s function. Not solely did you give me life, however you additionally wrote my future. I like you mother.”
Therese launched a basis, the Manan Dion Basis for the schooling of deprived kids, in 2006, in accordance with CBC. Quebec’s Premier tweeted a tribute to Therese on Friday morning, writing, “A outstanding lady, so beneficiant, so loving, who devoted her complete life to the advantage of her household. Our large Québécois household mourns her passing.”
In a Twitter message in each French and English, Dion confirmed that she’s going to nonetheless carry out at American Airways Enviornment in Miami on Friday night time regardless of her loss. “We dedicate tonight’s present to you and I’ll sing to you with all my coronary heart.”
Maman, nous t’aimons tellement…
Nous te dédions le spectacle de ce soir et je chanterai pour toi avec tout mon coeur. // Maman, we love you a lot… We dedicate tonight’s present to you and I’ll sing to you with all my coronary heart. Love, Céline xx…
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— Celine Dion (@celinedion) January 17, 2020