“ Thérèse Dion, The most illustrious mother in Quebec” passed away late Thursday at home, surrounded by family and friends at the age of 92. A specific cause isn’t known, but Thérèse’s daughter, Celine’s older sister Claudette, reportedly revealed in 2019 that she had faced serious health issues, including vision and hearing impairment and memory loss.

Celine Dion’s Mother, Thérèse Dion, dead at age 92

Celine, 51, is on her Courage World Tour, and says in an Instagram post her show Friday night in Miami will be dedicated to her mother.

“Maman, we love you so much,” she wrote in French and English on her Instagram. “We dedicate tonight’s show to you and I’ll sing to you with all my heart. Love, Céline.”

Thérèse’s death comes just two days after the four-year mark since Celine lost her husband, René Angélil, to cancer at 73. Thursday also marked the fourth anniversary of the cancer-related death of Celine’s older brother, Daniel, 59.

Celine Dion’s Mother, Thérèse Dion, dead at age 92

Thérèse Tanguay-Dion, MSM, popularly known as Maman Dion, was a Canadian television personality and the mother of singer Céline Dion. She was born on the Gaspé Peninsula, in Saint-Bernard-des-Lacs, Quebec, as was her husband, Adhémar-Charles Dion. Her parents were Antoinette and Laureat Achille Tanguay.

Celine Dion’s Mother, Thérèse Dion, dead at age 92

Already well known in Quebec as a stage mother involved in her daughter's career, she later launched her own line of food products, Pâtés de Maman Dion, and became host of a cooking show for TVA. She was also a sponsor of the Fondation Maman Dion, an educational foundation which provides school supplies, clothing and eyewear to underprivileged children. She died on 17 January 2020 at the age of 92, surrounded by her family in Montreal.

Celine Dion’s Mother, Thérèse Dion, dead at age 92

Thérèse and Adhémar had 14 children:

  • Denise Dion (born 16 August 1946)
  • Clement Dion (born 2 November 1947)
  • Claudette Dion (born 10 December 1948)
  • Liette Dion (born 8 February 1950)
  • Michel Dion (born 18 August 1952)
  • Louise Dion (born 22 September 1953)
  • Jacques Dion (born 10 March 1955)
  • Daniel Dion (29 November 1956 – 16 January 2016)
  • Ghislaine Dion (born 28 July 1958)
  • Linda Dion (born 23 June 1959)
  • Manon Dion (born 7 October 1960)
  • Paul Dion (born 3 April 1962)
  • Pauline Dion (born 3 April 1962)
  • Céline Dion (born 30 March 1968)

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