About Us

The Company is operated by PartingWishes Inc., a privately held corporation based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, providing services which span the globe.  We are an independent organization, not tied to a funeral home or law firm.  We provide services which make use of the ultimate convenience of the Internet and the latest in secure encryption technologies.  Formed in 2000, we have a dedicated team devoted to ensuring the best customer service possible, as well as an extensive list of partners and private investors.

Our mandate is to allow people to document, maintain and communicate their parting wishes in a very easy, convenient, private, secure and cost-effective manner, without the need to pay for the high expenses of a lawyer.  This includes U.S., Canadian and international legal documents such as wills (Last Will and Testament), power of attorney, living wills, funeral plans, online memorials, last messages, important files and documents, medical health care directives, estate planning and other advance directives.If you wish, all of your legal documents can be stored and maintained by you online, in a completely private and secure manner. This will ensure that you can keep it updated to reflect any changes in your financial or family situation.

The website allows members to document their Last Will and Testament, Living Will, Power of Attorney and Funeral Wishes.  In addition, members can upload important files, create messages to be sent after they have passed away and they can also create a permanent online memorial web site about their life which only becomes active after they are gone. uses a unique Member-Keyholder® relationship, which ensures that the information created by our members is completely secure, yet available to their designated personal Keyholders® only at the appropriate time.

Our Executive Team

Tim Hewson

Tim Hewson

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Hewson co-founded PartingWishes Inc. in 2000.  Since graduating from Loughborough University of Technology in the UK with an Honors degree in Human Factors he has accumulated over 15 years experience as a telecommunications consultant and Business Manager for small companies in the UK and in Canada.  He also has extensive experience in e-commerce business management for large corporations in Canada and the United States, and has worked as a Product Manager for market leading Call Center and Unified Messaging products.

Tim has over 24 years of experience helping people to write their Will and other estate planning documents. He has been interviewed by many of the major news media outlets and has contributed to articles in most leading publications. He has also contributed to a number of financial planning books.

Throughout his career, Tim has written extensively on the subject of Will writing and estate planning.

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Henry Raud

Henry Raud

President and Chief Technology Officer

Henry Raud has over 20 years experience in the PC, telecommunications and software development industry.

Since graduating with an Honors Computer Science degree from the University of Toronto, he has held several technology and executive management positions in a multinational corporation.  During that time, he has been responsible for the successful delivery of many complex software development projects.

Henry joined forces with Tim Hewson in 2000 to form PartingWishes Inc.

As President and CTO, he has full accountability and responsibility for all website and software development activities, as well as managing the financials of the corporation.

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Our Advisory Team

Bradley M. Sniderman - Attorney at Law

Cindy Harm, BA, MBA - Senior Business Advisor

John Lumsden, CISSP - Principal Engineer, Tangible Consulting

Gordon Allison, BSc - Human Factors Consultant