~~January 26, 2016~~
René Angélil’s Funeral
BY JEFF NELSON
Céline Dion’s Former Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Led Processional at René Angélil’s Funeral, Poignantly Evoking Their Wedding
Céline Dion is coping with the loss of her beloved husband René Angélil, followed by the death of her brother just two days later.
While planning his own funeral to ease wife Céline Dion’s burden, René Angélil decided to evoke their grand 1994 wedding in more ways than one.
In addition to holding the funeral at Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica – the same place where they said “I Do” 21 years ago – both events began the same way:
with Dion’s niece and nephew leading the way down the aisle.
At the wedding, Jimmy – the son of Dion’s brother Jacques – was the ring bearer, and his cousin Audrey – the daughter of Dion’s sister Ghislaine – was the flower girl. So when it came time to commemorate Angélil at his funeral Friday, the niece and nephew duo, both now 29, led the processional to the front of the basilica.
Audrey pushed Jimmy (who was left quadriplegic after an accident) in a wheelchair up to the casket, while Jimmy carried the pillow he toted 21 years prior with the couple’s wedding rings.
I do not own the images.
No intention of taking credit.
If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.
Angélil died two days before his 74th birthday on Jan. 14, after a years-long battle with cancer.
Before his death, the music manager planned his own memorial and funeral to ease the burden on his widow.
“René was generous enough to prepare all of this since the last few months with Céline,” Dion’s longtime stylist and friend Annie Horth says in the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now. “He didn’t know when it would happen, but he really wanted everything to be already prepared.”
Thursday, January 21, 2016, thousands of fans waited hours in the freezing cold to attend his public visitation at the basilica, where Dion stayed in a receiving line all day as mourners paid their respects.
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
#AtTheEndOfTheDay #CelineDion #MusicVoiceSoul #Vole #Fly #ReneAngelil #VoidCantBeMeasured #FormerFlowerGirl #RingBearer #LedProcessional #ReneAngelilsFuneral #PoignantlyEvokingTheirWedding #MusicManager #PlannedOwnMemorialFuneral #EaseBurdenWidow #ReneCharles #Nelson #Eddy #MontrealCanda #NotreDameBasilica
#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress
~~Celine Dion Mourns at René Angélil’s Funeral~~
~~Published on Jan 22, 2016~~
Céline Dion was in Montreal today for the funeral of her late husband René Angélil
~Celine shares her grief as the public remembers Angelil~
~Published on Jan 21, 2016~
Even in grief, Celine Dion paid respect to her many fans who came out to mourn Rene Angelil
We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!
~~The Last Goodbye To René Angélil~~
~~Published on Jan 22, 2016~~
Rene Angelil’s Funeral: Pour Que Tu M’aimes Encore
We ALL are ONE!!