Jagmeet Singh Is Sharing Love & Condolences After The Death Of Céline Dion's Mom
Singh said that Maman Dion's work "will be remembered by many."
It's never easy to learn about the death of a beloved figure. People are now mourning the loss of a Canadian icon's mother. Céline Dion's mom has passed away and Jagmeet Singh is among those offering his condolences to the family. The singer's mother played a big role in her career and was well-known for her own work.
Thérèse Tanguay Dion, who was affectionately known as Maman Dion to fans, died on the night of January 16 surrounded by her family, according to the CBC. She was 92 years old.
Following, there has been an outpouring of grief from fans and even from the NDP leader himself on Twitter.
Offering his condolences, Singh tweeted, "our thoughts are with the family and friends of Thérèse Dion."
Born on March 20, 1927, the beloved mother was a television personality, philanthropist and parent of 14 children including one of Canada's most well-known celebrities.
"Lovingly referred to as Maman Dion, her work to help low-income families will be remembered by many. Our condolences to the Dion family," Singh said of the matriarch.
She also played an important role in the start of Céline's decades-spanning career.
Thérèse helped write the song "Ce n'était qu'un rêve," which was her daughter's first hit.
Back in May 2019, Céline posted a photo on Instagram of her with her mother and wrote, "now more than ever, I realize the importance of a mother’s role. Not only did you give me life, but you also wrote my destiny. I love you, Mom."
The star was an occasional guest on Thérèse's cooking show Maman Dion and her mother also launched her own line of food products, Pâtés de Maman Dion.
In 2006, she started her own foundation, the Maman Dion Foundation, for the education of disadvantaged kids, which is what Singh referenced in his tweet.
In July 2019, Claudette Dion, sister to the singer, spoke of her mother's poor eyesight, lack of energy and memory loss.
Céline has two shows scheduled as part of her Courage World Tour on January 17 and January 18 in Florida but it's unclear at this time if the shows will go on as planned.