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Céline Dion Reflects On Her Year Without René Angélil

12/23/2016 11:39 EST | Updated 12/23/2016 11:39 EST

As singer Céline Dion prepares to spend her first Christmas with out her husband, she's taking a moment to reflect on 2016.

The 48-year-old Quebec native shared a video on Facebook on Thursday, highlighting her ups and downs this year.

On January 14, Dion's husband and manager, René Angélil passed away after a long battle with throat cancer. The couple was married for 21 years and have three sons together.

As a tribute to Angélil, the nearly five-minute clip begins with his death anniversary, followed by a montage of memorial clips set to some of Dion's most popular tracks.

In addition to mourning her husband's death, the singer also lost her older brother Daniel to brain, throat and tongue cancer just two days Angélil passed.

"My brother died on my René's birthday. And I said to myself, for his birthday my husband came and got my brother," Dion says in the heartbreaking video.

Despite the losses, Dion had many things to celebrate in 2016. She triumphantly returned to the stage on Feb. 23 and received the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in May.

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Celine Dion celebrates her 1,000th show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on October 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dion also put out a new album this year, her 26th, entitled "Encore Un Soir" and performed her 1,000th Las Vegas show in October.

The emotional video comes to close with a quote from “The Show Must Go On” singer:

“My voice does not resonate without you. You have made my childhood dream come true. I hope I have inspired you to reach out for yours.”

Dion's next Las Vegas performance is set for January 17, 2017.

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