Former Canadian First Lady Aline Chretien Has Passed Away

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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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan