The conclusion was not necessarily an issue of
expense, but more to do with time and convenience and the perceived
barriers to visiting a solicitor. We also felt that the overhead
in trying to keep a Will current was prohibitive, and even then,
a Will would never give the flexibility that we really needed.
I owned a painting that I wanted to leave to a friend, and a colleague
of mine had always envied my home theatre. But what if I bought
something new? What if my circumstances changed? Or
if I had a falling out with one of my friends or relatives.
These were the kinds of provisions that I wanted to account for
in my Will.
Shortly after this meeting we had the unfortunate
experience of attending a funeral, and naturally we all gathered
informally after the ceremony. This time the conversation
centered around how each of us would want "to go". It was
remarkable how all of us, with similar backgrounds, wanted different
styles of funeral service. But once again, none of us had
thought of formally expressing these wishes, and had certainly not
entertained the idea of pre-planning our funeral.
It was clear that we were not alone, so the idea
of PartingWishes Inc. was born. We set out to de-mystify the
legal processes and to add convenience to the Funeral service industry.
We are an independent organization, not tied to a Funeral Home or
to a Law firm. We hope that this web site will give you
some ideas, trigger some thoughts, and provide a valuable service
to you, your family and your friends.
I would love to hear from you, and to receive
any feedback on your experiences with using the services we provide.
You can also forward requests for
additional services that you feel might be useful to you.
Thank you for visiting us at
Chief Executive Officer