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Holographic Wills in BC?

In order to create a valid will, there are certain formalities that must be met when the will is executed, such as execution by the will-maker in the presence of two witnesses. Some provinces also recognize another less formal type of will known as a “holographic will”, which is a will made entirely in the will-maker’s handwriting and signed by the will-maker without the requirement that any witnesses be present. These types of wills are more often made in emergencies, where the will-maker is alone and near death and unable to meet the requirements of a formal will.

One of the more famous (and extreme) examples of a holographic will is that of Cecil George Harris, a farmer from Saskatchewan who, trapped under his tractor and near death, carved the following words into its bumper:

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