I unfortunately get calls occasionally from people who are at the hospital, or who have loved ones at the hospital, who have discovered their illness is terminal and suddenly realize that they need to have a will drafted. It was no surprise to me, therefore, to read this article the other day about hospitals becoming hubs for estate planning.
Most Canadians do not have a will, and have not done any estate planning, because they don’t see it as terribly urgent – until suddenly it is. Don’t be a statistic. Have your will and powers of attorney done while you have time to think about them.