is operated by PartingWishes Inc., a privately held corporation based in Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada. It is an independent organization which works
with lawyers in Canada to provide legal document
creation services to the public, but is not itself tied to a particular law firm.
Formed in 2000, the company has a dedicated team devoted
to ensuring high customer service, as well as an extensive list
of partners and private investors.
Our mandate is to allow people to create
common legal documents in a very easy, convenient, private, secure and
cost-effective manner, without the need to pay the high expenses of a
lawyer. We go far beyond any do-it-yourself kit or online repository of
legal forms and documents. 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 and Power of Attorney.
Furthermore, at no extra cost, members can specify their funeral wishes,
upload important files and documents,
and even create messages to
be sent after they have
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
Debbie Dossantos, BSc, LLB
As a Canadian practicing lawyer, we strive to provide services that protect our clients best
interests while doing so with the least amount of stress and cost. Canadian Legal Wills does just that.
The website allows for a pleasant user experience, in what would otherwise be an unpleasant experience
given the subject matter at hand, and provides customers with peace of mind knowing that their wishes
are addressed to their satisfaction. The services are well thought out, comprehensive, and cover the
standard issues that lawyers address when performing face to face services for their clients.
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 Honours 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 including CTV, Global News, The Toronto Star, and other leading Canadian 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 Honours
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, New York, NY, U.S.A.
John Lumsden, CISSP - Principal Engineer, Tangible Consulting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Gordon Allison, BSc - Human Factors Consultant, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada