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ALINE (CHAINE) CHRETIEN

Date of Passing: Sep 12, 2020

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ALINE (CHAINE) CHRETIEN

Passed away peacefully, alongside her husband Jean after 63 years of marriage, at her residence in Lac des Piles, Shawinigan (Quebec), on September 12, 2020. She devoted her life to her family, her friends and to the service of her country. Throughout her life's journey, her humanitarianism touched many in Canada and around the world. She will be greatly missed by all.
Born in St-Boniface de Shawinigan, she was the daughter of Albert Chaîné and Yvonne Bellemare. She is survived by her husband whom she loved so much, her three children, France (André), Hubert and Michel, her precious grandchildren, Olivier (Adriana), Maximilien, Philippe (Amanda), Jacqueline-Ariadne (Hadrien), Katherine, and her great-grandchildren, William, Gaia, Athéna, Amedeo, Sacha, Ariane and Alix, as well as her brothers and sisters, Edith Levasseur (Alain), André Chainé (Denise), Robert Chainé (Claudette) and Pauline Chainé, her brothers-in-law, Guy Chrétien (Maria) and Michel Chrétien (Micheline), and many nieces and nephews. Aline was predeceased by her sisters, Pierrette Foster and Yolande Beaudoin.
Our sincere thanks to Ms. Vicky Tremblay for her dedication and support until the end, as well as to Dr. Stéphanie Perron and Ms. Pascale Tessier, Béatrice Vargas, Maude Lavallée and Mélanie Trudel.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral will be held in strict privacy. A commemorative celebration will take place when the situation permits.
In lieu of flowers, gestures of condolence can take the form of a donation to the Maison Aline Chrétien:

maisonalinechretien.com/faites-un-don/

whose mission is to offer free access to palliative care rooms to support people at the end of their life as well as their loved ones.
Publish Date: Sep 15, 2020

ALINE (CHAINE) CHRETIEN

Passed away peacefully, alongside her husband Jean after 63 years of marriage, at her residence in Lac des Piles, Shawinigan (Quebec), on September 12, 2020. She devoted her life to her family, her friends and to the service of her country. Throughout her life’s journey, her humanitarianism touched many in Canada and around the world. She will be greatly missed by all.

Born in St-Boniface de Shawinigan, she was the daughter of Albert Chaîné and Yvonne Bellemare. She is survived by her husband whom she loved so much, her three children, France (André), Hubert and Michel, her precious grandchildren, Olivier (Adriana), Maximilien, Philippe (Amanda), Jacqueline-Ariadne (Hadrien), Katherine, and her great-grandchildren, William, Gaia, Athéna, Amedeo, Sacha, Ariane and Alix, as well as her brothers and sisters, Edith Levasseur (Alain), André Chainé (Denise), Robert Chainé (Claudette) and Pauline Chainé, her brothers-in-law, Guy Chrétien (Maria) and Michel Chrétien (Micheline), and many nieces and nephews. Aline was predeceased by her sisters, Pierrette Foster and Yolande Beaudoin.

Our sincere thanks to Ms. Vicky Tremblay for her dedication and support until the end, as well as to Dr. Stéphanie Perron and Ms. Pascale Tessier, Béatrice Vargas, Maude Lavallée and Mélanie Trudel.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral will be held in strict privacy. A commemorative celebration will take place when the situation permits.

In lieu of flowers, gestures of condolence can take the form of a donation to the Maison Aline Chrétien: maisonalinechretien.com/faites-un-don/ whose mission is to offer free access to palliative care rooms to support people at the end of their life as well as their loved ones.


Publish Date: Sep 14, 2020

As published in Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 14, 2020, Sep 15, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • La mère est l’être le plus cher au monde. Personne et rien ne peut combler le vide créé par la perte de votre chère Aline. - Posted by: Mme Webb (Canadienne) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to you and your family. I have long admired your fighting spirit and it certainly makes a difference to have your best friend at your side (Alene) in helping to make decisions in life. She struck me as a gracious lady with such poise and friendliness. She will be greatly missed and remembered by many. Karen Kaplen - Posted by: Karen Kaplen (respectful admirer of you both Hon. John Chretien and Alene Chretien) on: Sep 16, 2020

  • Gloria and I convey to you Jean and and your family our condolences. We mourn with you all in your loss of Aline and rejoice in the assurance she is resting in peace with Our Creator in His Kingdom where we all long to be someday. Madame Aline served Canada well and we thank her. And we shall always remember her. With our thoughts and prayers, Gloria and Rey Pagtakhan (East St. Paul, Manitoba) - Posted by: Gloria and Hon. Dr. Rey D. Pagtakhan, PC, OM (I worked with Madame Aline's husband, former Prime Minister Jean Chretien.) on: Sep 15, 2020

  • J'ai admiré Mme Chrétien quand Jean Chrétien était ministre sous Trudeau, mais surtout quand il fut Premier ministre et son épouse était la Première Dame du Canada. J'ai été présidente (1980-1982) de la Société Franco-Manitobaine, au Manitoba, et j'étais donc en contact avec plusieurs ministères du gouv. Je n'ai jamais rencontrer Aline, mais je voyais le grand rôle qu'elle jouait auprès de son mari et dans certains domaines charitables de son choix. Elle était une femme remarquable! Toutes mes condoléances à vous, Jean, et votre famile. - Posted by: Gilberte Proteau (membre du parti Libéral) on: Sep 15, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to the Chretien family and friends on your loss. - Posted by: Jocelyn Greenwood (Friend) on: Sep 15, 2020

  • I was not aware that Aline was from St. Boniface. I just wanted to say that the respect my family had and has for your family goes well beyond the Liberal party. The eloquence you showed as our First Lady was beautiful. Thank you for supporting our country in the ways you did. " les anges volent". - Posted by: Laurie Gydé (Canadian citizen) on: Sep 15, 2020

  • Rest in peace Madame Chretien. Condolences to Jean's family & friends. Lois & Dennis McIvor, Red Deer, AB. - Posted by: Dennis McIvor (Canadian) on: Sep 15, 2020

  • Rest In Peace Madame, thanking for your service to Canada. - Posted by: Janice Morin (Admirer) on: Sep 14, 2020

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