Celine Dion shuns brother’s funeral over shock

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US singer Celine Dion, who just lose her brother to cancer last weekend is still in shock of the death of Daniel.

Celine Dion suffered crushing losses last week – first the death of her husband of 21 years, René Angélil, followed by her brother Daniel Dion’s passing two days later, and both to cancer.

And while the My Heart Will Go On singer did make an appearance at her brother’s visitation on Saturday, she was said to be too grief-stricken to attend Daniel’s funeral on Monday.

Grieving Celine Dion opted out of attending her brother Daniel’s funeral yesterday, just two days after paying a final farewell at his memorial service.

The My Heart Will Go On singer has had a devastating few weeks, as she has had to cope with the loss of her beloved husband René Angélil as well as the death of her brother, who died from cancer last week at the age of 59.

A source told newspostdaily that Celine is finding the loss “hard”, as they said: “They’re close; she’s close with all of her siblings.”

The singer was said to have locked herself up in her home and stay rather silent and shock over the lost. Celine lose her husband and brother in less than two weeks, both to cancer.
A traditional funeral for Daniel was held on Monday at St-Simon-et-Jude parish in the family’s hometown of Charlemagne, Québec.

But after two days of mourning, Celine did not attend.

Daniel’s funeral took place in Charlemagne, Quebec, where the family was raised, while Angelil was laid to rest on Friday at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, where Dion and Angelil were married in 1994.

Daniel, 59, was one of Celine’s 13 siblings and had been suffering from brain, tongue and throat cancer when died on January 16.
Though, the 47-year-old star paid her last respect to Daniel on Saturday, she couldn’t make it to his funeral on Monday.

Celine was seen arriving at the funeral home in a grey suit with her 88-year-old mother Therese and sister.

Dion, arrived to the modest-looking funeral home wearing a light grey knit dress, black coat, black opaque stockings and black high heels.

She kept her eyes shielded behind a pair of large-framed, tinted shades, while her light brown tumbling locks framed her pale and lightly made-up face.

Celine, who was the picture of the grieving widow in black dress and veil at René’s funeral only the day before, elected not to bring her three children this time.
Celine clutched the hands of her five-year-old twin sons Nelson and Eddy and they stood in front of the casket outside of the church for several minutes until the bells rung and it was placed in the hearse. .

The singer wrenched more hearts as she was seen bending over René’s casket, heartbreak sweeping across her face.

The couple’s 14-year-old son René-Charles took to the podium and delivered a moving eulogy.

‘Fifteen years is not a long time to get to know your father,’ René-Charles said. ‘He had a busy life but we were getting to know each other through golf, poker, smoked meat and other wonderful food. Bonding more and more as time went by.

‘You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers. As they grow older without you being around, I’ll make sure to pass on what I’ve learned from you. You are a tough act to follow but with our help everything is going to be fine. Dad, I promise you here that we’re all going to live up to your standards. Je t’aime Papa.
René-Charles spoke at the funeral to honor his late father, who died just two days before what would have been his 74th birthday.

“Dad, you are a tough act to follow, but with your help, everything is going to be fine,” René-Charles said. “Dad, I promise you we are all going to live up to your standards.”
14-year-old Rene Charles gave an emotional eulogy at the ceremony. He said “Fifteen years is not a long time for a son to get to know his father. You had a busy life, but we were communicating through golf, hockey, poker, and smoked meat. And a lot of other wonderful food. Bonding more and more as time went by. You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers. As they grow older without you being around, I’ll make sure to pass on what I’ve learned from you. You are a tough act to follow, but with your help everything is going to be fine. Dad, I promise you here that we are all going to live up to your standards.”

In another report, we learnt that Rene in one of his final acts of love to his wife, Rene planned his own funeral to spare Celine the grief of having to do so herself.

In his last days, Celine’s brother Daniel had been battling throat, brain and tongue cancer.

Daniel’s obituary reportedly read: “His last days were in the wonderful care of the doctors and personnel at Maison Adhémar-Dion, a palliative care center in Terrebonne Québec.

“For those wishing to send flowers, a donation to that organization would be very much appreciated.”

It also read: “Battling cancer for a few years, it’s in the uttermost discretion and surrounded by his family that Daniel Dion, 59, died today, January 16. He was the eighth child of Thérèse and Adhémar Dion, brother of Céline.'”
On Friday, Celine gripped her five-year-old twin boys by the hand as she said a final goodbye to her husband.

In emotional scenes, the singer led hundreds of mourners at a public funeral for her late partner of 21 years at the same church where they married in 1994.

The couple share twins Eddy and Nelson and son Rene-Charles, 14, who told the congregation: “Dad, I promise you here that we are all going to live up to your standards.”

Rene, who acted as a mentor and manager to Celine, passed away last Thursday after a long battle with throat cancer.
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Celine Dion shuns brother’s funeral over shock

By : Lukmon Fasasi,

US singer Celine Dion, who just lose her brother to cancer last weekend is still in shock of the death of Daniel.

Celine Dion suffered crushing losses last week – first the death of her husband of 21 years, René Angélil, followed by her brother Daniel Dion’s passing two days later, and both to cancer.

And while the My Heart Will Go On singer did make an appearance at her brother’s visitation on Saturday, she was said to be too grief-stricken to attend Daniel’s funeral on Monday.

Grieving Celine Dion opted out of attending her brother Daniel’s funeral yesterday, just two days after paying a final farewell at his memorial service.

The My Heart Will Go On singer has had a devastating few weeks, as she has had to cope with the loss of her beloved husband René Angélil as well as the death of her brother, who died from cancer last week at the age of 59.

A source told newspostdaily that Celine is finding the loss “hard”, as they said: “They’re close; she’s close with all of her siblings.”

The singer was said to have locked herself up in her home and stay rather silent and shock over the lost. Celine lose her husband and brother in less than two weeks, both to cancer.
A traditional funeral for Daniel was held on Monday at St-Simon-et-Jude parish in the family’s hometown of Charlemagne, Québec.

But after two days of mourning, Celine did not attend.

Daniel’s funeral took place in Charlemagne, Quebec, where the family was raised, while Angelil was laid to rest on Friday at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, where Dion and Angelil were married in 1994.

Daniel, 59, was one of Celine’s 13 siblings and had been suffering from brain, tongue and throat cancer when died on January 16.
Though, the 47-year-old star paid her last respect to Daniel on Saturday, she couldn’t make it to his funeral on Monday.

Celine was seen arriving at the funeral home in a grey suit with her 88-year-old mother Therese and sister.

Dion, arrived to the modest-looking funeral home wearing a light grey knit dress, black coat, black opaque stockings and black high heels.

She kept her eyes shielded behind a pair of large-framed, tinted shades, while her light brown tumbling locks framed her pale and lightly made-up face.

Celine, who was the picture of the grieving widow in black dress and veil at René’s funeral only the day before, elected not to bring her three children this time.
Celine clutched the hands of her five-year-old twin sons Nelson and Eddy and they stood in front of the casket outside of the church for several minutes until the bells rung and it was placed in the hearse. .

The singer wrenched more hearts as she was seen bending over René’s casket, heartbreak sweeping across her face.

The couple’s 14-year-old son René-Charles took to the podium and delivered a moving eulogy.

‘Fifteen years is not a long time to get to know your father,’ René-Charles said. ‘He had a busy life but we were getting to know each other through golf, poker, smoked meat and other wonderful food. Bonding more and more as time went by.

‘You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers. As they grow older without you being around, I’ll make sure to pass on what I’ve learned from you. You are a tough act to follow but with our help everything is going to be fine. Dad, I promise you here that we’re all going to live up to your standards. Je t’aime Papa.
René-Charles spoke at the funeral to honor his late father, who died just two days before what would have been his 74th birthday.

“Dad, you are a tough act to follow, but with your help, everything is going to be fine,” René-Charles said. “Dad, I promise you we are all going to live up to your standards.”
14-year-old Rene Charles gave an emotional eulogy at the ceremony. He said “Fifteen years is not a long time for a son to get to know his father. You had a busy life, but we were communicating through golf, hockey, poker, and smoked meat. And a lot of other wonderful food. Bonding more and more as time went by. You left me now with enough good memories of you to share with my younger brothers. As they grow older without you being around, I’ll make sure to pass on what I’ve learned from you. You are a tough act to follow, but with your help everything is going to be fine. Dad, I promise you here that we are all going to live up to your standards.”

In another report, we learnt that Rene in one of his final acts of love to his wife, Rene planned his own funeral to spare Celine the grief of having to do so herself.

In his last days, Celine’s brother Daniel had been battling throat, brain and tongue cancer.

Daniel’s obituary reportedly read: “His last days were in the wonderful care of the doctors and personnel at Maison Adhémar-Dion, a palliative care center in Terrebonne Québec.

“For those wishing to send flowers, a donation to that organization would be very much appreciated.”

It also read: “Battling cancer for a few years, it’s in the uttermost discretion and surrounded by his family that Daniel Dion, 59, died today, January 16. He was the eighth child of Thérèse and Adhémar Dion, brother of Céline.'”
On Friday, Celine gripped her five-year-old twin boys by the hand as she said a final goodbye to her husband.

In emotional scenes, the singer led hundreds of mourners at a public funeral for her late partner of 21 years at the same church where they married in 1994.

The couple share twins Eddy and Nelson and son Rene-Charles, 14, who told the congregation: “Dad, I promise you here that we are all going to live up to your standards.”

Rene, who acted as a mentor and manager to Celine, passed away last Thursday after a long battle with throat cancer.