Aline Chrétien Has Died, She was 84


Twitter/Governor General Julie Payette

Aline Chrétien, the wife of former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien has died. She was 84.


The two were married on September 10, 1957. They had two sons, Hubert and Michel and one daughter France.


When Jean Chrétien was elected to Parliament, she taught herself English, Italian, and Spanish, and became fluent in those languages (including her native French).


Madame Chrétien was active in a number of charitable organizations.