The wife of former prime minister Jean Chretien has died. Aline Chretien was 84 and died at home in Shawinigan, Quebec yesterday. No cause was given. She and her husband were married for 63 years and had three children, France, Hubert and Michel. Only a private ceremony is being planned for now because of restrictions associated with COVID19, with a public memorial planned for sometime in the future. Prime Minister Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet have offered their condolences on Twitter.
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Never afraid to stand up for those she loved, Aline taught us to persevere even when things get tough. Sophie and I are sending our heartfelt condolences to Jean, their entire family, and all Canadians who are mourning her passing. https://t.co/jFZ9TK3aYt
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 13, 2020
Rebecca and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Aline Chrétien. Our thoughts are with former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and the couple's children, France, Hubert and Michel, during this difficult time.
— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) September 13, 2020
Saddened to hear of the passing of Aline Chrétien.
A life in politics is only possible with the support of your loved ones.
My condolences to former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and their family. https://t.co/RgAE9Grn0z
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) September 13, 2020
My condolences to former PM Jean Chrétien and to Aline Chrétien’s family and friends for their loss. I join all of Canada in honouring her for being a strong voice and champion for our country.
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) September 13, 2020
Laureen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Aline Chrétien. We will always remember her kind nature and unwavering devotion to her beloved husband Jean and their family. We join our fellow Canadians in thanking Aline for her lifelong service to our country.
— Stephen Harper (@stephenharper) September 13, 2020