Thérèse Tanguay-Dion, MSM (20 March 1927 – 17 January 2020), popularly known as Maman Dion, was a Canadian television personality and the mother of singer Celine 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 (née Sergerie) and Laureat Achille Tanguay.
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.
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)
Celine Dion (born 30 March 1968)
Thérèse Tanguay-Dion died on 17 January 2020 and had been ill for some time. She was 92.
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