Céline Dion led hundreds of mourners in an emotional final farewell to her late husband René Angélil on Friday, the funeral started at 3pm EST and finished at around 5pm.
The heartbroken singer maintained her composure for the touching ceremony remembering the showbiz manager at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal, where the couple married in 1994.
She was joined by her three children. Sons René Charles, 14, and five-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, Celine’s mother Thérèse, 88, also attended after losing her son, Daniel, Celine’s brother last week.
A huge number of well-wishers also gathered for the ‘national funeral’ service – filling the aisles of the church and the area outside.
A national funeral is the closest a non-politician can get to a state funeral in Canada and is in-part paid for by the government. The couple are so popular in the province and the country at large that Angélil and his grieving wife were offered the highest honor.
Also in attendance was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, and federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Jol.
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