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planned giving and trust ser vices
Part 2 of 3. Continued from February 2014 issue.
Whom Should I Name as My Executor?
1 This is general information and not to be
considered legal advice.
2 Also referred to as a personal representative,
administrator, or executrix.
Becky “In this third session we will begin to consider several types of clauses
commonly used in a will,” the Planned Giving director announced. 1 “The
first clause is an ‘Identification and Revocation’ clause. It includes your full
name, where you live, and it states that this is your last will, revoking all of
your previous wills.
“The next clause is extremely important,” the director warned. “In it you
name your executor. 2 Your executor should be a person you trust, someone
you have complete confidence in to carry out your wishes. Your executor will
oversee your funeral arrangements and protect your assets from the moment
you pass away. He/she will take care of all the business of your estate, finalize
your Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax returns and distribute your bequests.
“It is best to appoint an executor who lives in your province, because an
out-of-province executor may be required to post a bond before the court will
allow him to administer your estate.”
“What if there are no business brains in my family?” asked Susan with a
grin on her usually serious face.
“Depending on your circumstances,” the director explained, “you could ask
a friend, a lawyer, an accountant or a financial institution. If you have no one
to designate, the conference vice-president of finance may consider taking on
“Most importantly,” emphasized the director, “do these three things for
1) Ask the person if he or she is willing to act as your executor,
2) Tell your executor where to find your last original will,
3) Remember your hard-working executor in your will!” n
It’s Sabbath morning and a metre of snow has fallen overnight.
You have a snow blower/plow, and your neighbour, who is in his
50s, has a broken leg. Do you plow his driveway? Why or why not?
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Lucille Fraille: I would help my neighbour, because if I were in that situation, I would need someone’s help.
Kathleen C.: Regardless of my neighbour having a broken leg, I think I would plow his driveway.
I’d already be out, and I think it is the neighbourly as well as the Christian thing to do. It’s also
a way to witness, as I often reflect on what Jesus would do.
Georgia McLaren: I have time to plow my driveway; I certainly would do his, too. I would
do it because he is my neighbour and likely my friend. I am usually a neighbourly person,
so my neighbour and I would be friends.
Patricia: It is always a rewarding feeling for me to do good deeds, so I would certainly
use my snow blower to help clean my neighbour’s driveway, and more, because he is
unable to do so, because of his broken leg. The Bible states that it is lawful to do good
on the Sabbath, and I am sure if Jesus was here, He would help him. I think this would be
a means, too, of witnessing to him and also to others.
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