Celine Dion too grief-stricken to attend brother Daniel's funeral

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Celine Dion Too Overcome with Grief to Attend Brother's Funeral


It's been a devastating week for Celine Dion, to say the least.

Just one day after her husband's funeral, the 47-year-old singer attended the memorial for her brother, Daniel Dion, on Saturday. However, Celine did not attend Daniel's funeral on Monday, as she and her children could not continue two more days of public mourning, ET has learned.

Instead, Celine paid her final respects to Daniel at his memorial service, which was held at Salon Charles Rajotte in Repentigny, ET can confirm. Daniel's funeral was held at St-Simon-et-Jude parish in Charlemagne, Québec, where the family was raised.

WATCH: Celine Dion Mourns Her Brother, Daniel, During Memorial One Day After Her Husband's Funeral

Daniel -- one of Celine's 13 siblings -- died of cancer on Jan. 16, just two days after Celine's husband of 21 years, René Angélil, also died of cancer. He was 59 years old.

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MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion, with children Nelson Angelil, Rene-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil and mother Therese Dion attend a state funeral service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Therese Dion and Rene Charles Angelil arrive for the state funeral service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Nelson Angelil, Celine Dion, Eddy Angelil, Therese Dion and Rene Charles Angelil arrive for the state funeral service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion and sons Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil arriving for the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Nelson Angelil, Celine Dion, Eddy Angelil, Therese Dion and Rene Charles Angelil arrive for the state funeral service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Nelson Angelil, Celine Dion, Eddy Angelil, Therese Dion and Rene Charles Angelil arrive for the state funeral service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion and sons Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil arriving for the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion and sons Nelson Angelil and Eddy Angelil arriving for the State Funeral Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion attends a Public Memorial Service for her Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion, with children Nelson Angelil, Rene-Charles Angelil, Eddy Angelil and mother Therese Dion attend a state funeral service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 22: Celine Dion arriving for the state funeral service for her husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 22, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: Celine Dion (C) and Rene Charles Angelil (R) leave after attending a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere at a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: Celine Dion leaves after attending a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, CANADA - JANUARY 21: In this handout photo provided by Feeling Productions Inc., members of the public attend the public memorial service and sign the guest book for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal , Canada. Rene Angelil died on January 14, 2016 from cancer. (Photo by Olivier Samson Arcand / OSAIMAGES / Feeling Productions Inc. via Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere during the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of flowers at Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: An exterior view of Notre Dame Basilica during a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: Guests gather outside as they attend a Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: Rene Charles Angelil attends the public memorial service for his father's, Celine Dion's husband, Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of atmosphere during the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: Rene Charles Angelil attends the public memorial service for his father's, Celine Dion's husband, Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: Guests attend the Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Kate Hutchinson/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: Therese Dion attends the Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: Therese Dion (R) attends the Public Memorial Service for Celine Dion's Husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 21: A general view of the public memorial service for Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil at Notre-Dame Basilica on January 21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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On Friday, Celine bid an emotional farewell to her late husband in a public funeral at the Notre-Dame Basilica -- where Celine and René were married in 1994 -- in Montreal. The "My Heart Will Go On" singer leaned on her children for support during the heartbreaking service, holding hands with her 5-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy, and staying close to her 14-year-old son, René-Charles.

René-Charles spoke at the funeral to honor his late father, who died just two days before what would have been his 74th birthday.

"Dad, you are a tough act to follow, but with your help, everything is going to be fine," René-Charles said. "Dad, I promise you we are all going to live up to your standards."

WATCH: Celine Dion Bids Emotional Final Farewell to Late Husband René Angélil at Public Funeral

As one of his final acts of love to his wife, Rene planned his own funeral to spare Celine the grief of having to do so herself.

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Rene Angelil's Funeral Will Be Friday, and He Planned It Himself
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