Aline Chrétien Death wife of Canada’s twentieth Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien Dies at Age of 84.
An astute political partner whom former prime minister Jean Chrétien called his most trusted adviser and his “rock of Gibraltar,” Aline Chrétien died peacefully Saturday morning at the age of 84., according to a statement posted online on September. 13, 2020 by CBC.CA
Who is Aline Chrétien
Aline Chrétien (née Chaîné; born May 14, 1936 – September 12, 2020) was the wife of Canada’s twentieth Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien.
Early life and family
She left school at age 16 and never attended university, but took correspondence courses while working as a secretary.
She married lawyer Jean Chrétien on September 10, 1957. They had two sons, Hubert and Michel Chrétien (adopted), and one daughter France Chrétien Desmarais. After her husband was elected to Parliament, she taught herself English, Italian, and Spanish, and became fluent in those languages (including her native French). According to her profile on Wikipedia.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
A quiet force, a strong mother, and a devoted partner, Aline Chrétien faithfully served Quebecers and all Canadians alongside her husband, Jean. She was authentic, tenacious, and championed multiculturalism and bilingualism – and she helped bring our country closer together.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 13, 2020
Marcel Marcotte wrote
Madame Aline Chrétien, wife of the former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien, passed Away yesterday. She was 84 years old. #RIP Madame Chrétien !
Kevin Vickers Stan Club wrote
Reminder that when a separatist assassin tried to murder Jean in his sleep, Aline Chrétien took the initiative and repeatably beat the intruder with an Inuit sculpture while they waited for the police to arrive
RIP to the OG bad bitch
Irek Kusmierczyk wrote
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Aline Chretien – the epitome of class and quiet strength. Our thoughts are with the Chretien family and the Town of Shawinigan.
joel berman wrote
I had the honour of meeting Aline Chrétien during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. She as well as her husband were surrounded by adoring Canadians wanting to thank both for their service and vision. Her grace and warmth exemplified her love for Canada.
Synchronous Global wrote
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Aline Chrétien. Our thoughts are with former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and his family. #cdnpoli #canada #rip #chretien
Mike Magee wrote
So sorry to hear this news. I had the pleasure of meeting Aline Chrétien a couple of times and remember her very warm personality. Condolences to the Chrétien family and friends