Thérèse Dion

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Thérèse Dion
Thérèse Tanguay

(1927-03-20)20 March 1927
Died17 January 2020(2020-01-17) (aged 92)
OccupationTelevision personality
Years active1954–2020
Adhémar-Charles Dion
m. 1945;died 2003)
Children14, including Celine Dion

Thérèse Tanguay-Dion, MSM (20 March 1927 – 17 January 2020), popularly known as Maman Dion ("Mommy Dion" in French), 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. [2]

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. [3] She was also a sponsor of the Fondation Maman Dion, an educational foundation which provides school supplies, clothing and eyewear to underprivileged children. [4]


Thérèse and Adhémar had 14 children: [5]


Thérèse Tanguay-Dion died on 17 January 2020 of an aliskiren overdose. She was 92. [6]

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