Having a properly drafted will and powers of attorney is important. Making sure that your executor and/or beneficiaries know where they are? Almost equally important.
Probably at least every other week, every lawyer who is a member of the Simcoe County Law Association receives an email sent via our law librarian from an estate lawyer or a next of kin, asking if anyone has a will for someone who has recently died. These people may have made a will, or may not have, but if they did, no one knows where it is.
Remember: if no one can find your will, it’s basically the same as not having one at all.