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.
web site 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
Our Executive Team
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
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.
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
Henry joined forces with Tim Hewson in 2000 to
form PartingWishes Inc.
As President and CTO, he has full accountability and responsibility
for all web site and software development activities, as well as managing
the financials of the corporation.
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