Thérèse Dion

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Thérèse Dion
Born Thérèse Tanguay
(1927-03-20) 20 March 1927 (age 90)
Saint-Bernard-des-Lacs, Quebec
Occupation Television personality
Years active 1954–1992
Spouse(s) Adhémar-Charles Dion (deceased)
Children 14 'including Celine Dion

Thérèse Tanguay-Dion, MSM (born 20 March 1927), popularly known as Maman Dion, is a Québécois 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 late husband, Adhémar-Charles Dion. Her parents were Antoinette (née Sergerie) and Laureat Achille Tanguay.[1]

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


  1. ^ Germain, G.H. (1998). Céline: The Authorized Biography of Céline Dion. Dundurn Press. p. 26. ISBN 9781550023183. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Maman Dion puts own brand of sizzle into cooking show". National Post, 8 September 1999.
  3. ^ "Golfers do good; Maman Dion's Foundation Fights High School Dropout Rate". Montreal Gazette, 27 July 2008.

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