A day after she said an emotional goodbye to her beloved husband, René Angélil, Celine Dion travelled to Salon Charles Rajotte, outside of Montreal in Repentigny, to bid a farewell to her elder brother Daniel.
The Power of Love singer was joined by her family to mourn the loss of her 59-year-old brother, who passed away only two days after the singer’s husband, also from cancer.
The 47-year-old was seen with her mother and sister as she arrived at the funeral chapel on Saturday. The mum-of-three wore a grey skirt suit and a long black overcoat to attend the private ceremony. Another service will be held on Monday at the St-Simon-et-Jude parish in Charlemagne, Quebec, for friends to pay their respects.
A day after her husband's funeral, Celine said goodbye to her brother Daniel
"It's hard. They’re close; she’s close with all her siblings," a source told the Montreal Gazette. The singer has been left devastated by this double tragedy, with a source telling People: "Her heart is in pieces. She’s extremely heartbroken."
Daniel passed away from cancer in a hospital in Montreal, surrounded by his family, including his 88-year-old mother Thérèse. Following his tragic death, the Dion family released a public statement saying: "His last days were in the wonderful care of the doctors and personnel at Maison Adhémar-Dion, a palliative care centre in Terreboone Québec…Battling cancer for a few years, it’s in the uttermost discretion and surrounded by his family that Daniel Dion, 59, died on 16 January. He was the eighth child of Thérèse and Adhémar Dion, brother of Celine."
Hundreds of mourners came to the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal to pay their respects to Réne Angélil
On Friday, Celine showed incredible bravery as she attended her husband’s funeral at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal. Despite reports, the star did not sing at the service, but her eldest son Réne-Charles gave a moving eulogy for his father.
"Fifteen years is not a long time to get to know your father. He had a busy life but we were getting to know each other through golf, poker, smoked meat and other wonderful food," said the grief-stricken teenager, with great composure.