- Posted by Jennifer Kennedy
- On January 5, 2024
In this episode of Organizing Life’s Daily Demands, Peter conversates with Gary Stein, a private sector lawyer. Gary primarily focuses on providing legal aid services to vulnerable individuals in the Ottawa area through a nonprofit organization. Additionally, he has recently held the position of executive director for this organization.
Gary discusses his mother, who was diagnosed with lymphoma lymphatic cancer last summer. Unfortunately, she passed away shortly after, but she had already designated Gary as the executor of her will. Fortunately, she had also arranged a prepaid funeral and ceremony in her will, which made it easy for Gary to ensure that everything was prepared and ready to proceed.
Gary reflects on how his mother’s decisions had a significant impact on both her and their family. It brought a sense of relief to everyone, knowing that they wouldn’t have to scramble after her passing. It also prompted Gary to contemplate his own actions, not only for his own future but also for the future of his family.
Making decisions about our passing is an essential aspect of life. It is crucial to actively choose what we want to happen and communicate our wishes to our loved ones. Openly discussing important matters like end-of-life planning with our families is necessary.
Life is full of uncertainties, and it is wise to be prepared for the future. Avoid burdening your family with rushed and costly decisions by taking proactive steps. Seek guidance from financial advisors and your attorney to ensure that everything is well-managed and secure.
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