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Why do you need a Will?

Why do you need a Will?

Courtesy of David Mills from Mills and Mills LLP.

You believe that you should decide how your hard-earned estate will be divided, not the government. Under Ontario’s Succession Law Reform Act, the estate of a person who dies without a Will is distributed according to a specific set of rules. These are often inconsistent with what an individual would choose for him- or herself.
You have young children. In a Will you can provide instructions as to who should ...

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Worthless old Share Certificates?

Worthless old Share Certificates?

Courtesy of David Mills from Mills & Mills LLP..

What do I do with these?

If you come across some share certificates of companies which are no longer in business, do not assume that they are worthless. If the circumstances are right, they may be used to obtain a tax refund. The first thing to do is to find out when the shares became worthless, that is, when the company went out of business or declared bankruptcy. That ...

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Mary’s Message

Mary’s Message

It gives me great pleasure to introduce Mary Francis as a regular contributor on Widowed.ca.  Mary and I met while I was researching additional content for Widowed.ca.  After looking at her website www.sisterhoodofwidows.com I knew we just had to connect.  We connected by phone to learn more about each other and what we were each trying to accomplish.  My focus; to support widows and widowers through this difficult transition. Her focus; also to support but by sharing her story ...

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Cleaning out the Closet

Cleaning out the Closet

Courtesy of Janet Clarke from A Helping Hand Estate Organizing Service.

Cleaning out your late spouse’s belongings and deciding what to do with them can be a difficult, emotional experience. It can also bring up the feeling of losing your spouse all over again. The grief process differs for everyone. Some people find it easier to deal with this task right away and some people find it easier to leave it for awhile. But dealing with personal possessions, clothing ...

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Beware of “Windows” Computer Phone Scam

Beware of “Windows” Computer Phone Scam

We would like everyone to be aware that there has been a long running phone scam which has spread from overseas to the United States and most recently has been noted in Canada. This phone scam has been running since 2008 and still continues to be spreading. These callers say they represent “Windows” and they are calling to alert you about there being a major issue with your computer. First take note that the actual company is called ...

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Welcome to the re-designed Widowed.ca!

Welcome to the re-designed Widowed.ca!

Welcome to the completely re-designed Widowed.ca website! We have made significant changes in order to better address our visitors’ needs. The site is centered around the following 5 functional areas:

  1. Articles – news and information
  2. Q & A – answers to common and specific questions
  3. Events – upcoming events
  4. Resources – links to other useful information
  5. Solution Providers – trusted providers to help you with your needs

Most importantly we want to encourage feedback. Please comment on our articles, rate our solution providers, participate in our ...

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Mindfulness Based Approaches: Cultivating Compassion

You’ll want to set aside this date – Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) – to attend the spring edition of the Ward Funeral Homes, complimentary End of Life Care Seminar – Embassy Grand Convention Centre, 8800 Gore Road, Brampton, Ontario.

Mindfulness Based Approaches: Cultivating Compassion

Ann-Marie J. Golden, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Ann-Marie Golden joined Fleming Vigna Balmer from Cambridge (UK). Prior to her arrival to Canada she worked at the Cognition and Brain Sciences ...

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Helping to choose senior living options for your loved one or for yourself

Helping to choose senior living options for your loved one or for yourself

Long-term, short-term, home care, assisted living, retirement communities, with so many choices it is best to involve everyone in the decision making process.  Many things must be taken into consideration, the needs and wants of the elderly person as well as the costs, determining both short and long term plans. If you are making a decision to change your own living situation, then it is good to research your options and discuss with your family.

Types of housing ...

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Memorial Lantern Nights

In collaboration with Remember our Love, The Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children invites you to our second annual memorial hour in Oakville, to remember the dear people we love and lost in our lives. This peaceful and quiet hour by the lake is a moment of grateful remembrance reflection at the lake, and is open to anyone. Close to 200 people attended last year. As last year, we invite you and your family and friends to join us on:

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Widowed.ca welcomes Collaborative Minds!

Widowed.ca welcomes Collaborative Minds!
Collaborative Minds
59536 – 321 Lakeshore Road West
Mississauga, ON L5H 1G9
 
Contact: Andriana Mantas
Phone: 416-803-5321

People encounter moments in their lives that can be challenging due to a loss of a loved one. Each and every one of us has our own experience with a person passing away.  For some of us it surrounds the ‘finality’ or ‘permanent’ factor while for others it can be mystifying especially with ...

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