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Maman Dion, Celine Dion’s mother has died

James Gray

Owner/Editor at Busara Ltd
I am a published writer, journalist and photo-journalist. I have an MA in Creative Writing and Journalism from the University of Wales and my journalism has been published in a number of UK national newspapers including 'the Observer'. My photo-journalism has been represented by Agence France-Presse.
James Gray

Cook, TV personality and mother of the world-famous songstress Celine Dion, Thérèse Tanguay-Dion has died at the age of 92.

Mother of 14 children and popularly known as Maman Dion, Thérèse Tanguay-Dion was born on the Gaspé Peninsula, in Saint-Bernard-des-Lacs, Quebec, on the 20th March 1927. 

After actively getting engaged in her daughter’s career as a stage mother, she launched her own line of food products, and became the host of a cooking show for the Canadian TV Network TVA.

Before her death she was also actively engaged in charitable work through her foundation, Fondation Maman Dion, 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.

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