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34   LAWS OF ONTARIO

should be borne in mind that it should be signed in the presence of at least two witnesses who must not be beneficiaries under the will and who should initial each sheet of paper upon which the will is written. The witnesses should sign under a clause at the foot of the will, worded as follows: "Signed by the above named (filling in the name of the testator or testatrix) in the presence of us, both present at the same time, who in his (or her) presence and at his (or her) request and in the presence of one another have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses." The testator should sign opposite this clause and the witnesses under it, and each witness should add his or her address and occupation.

The reader is reminded that it is always wiser to make a will, no matter how small the estate may be, and it is as well that any disposition by will should be of as plain and simple a character as circumstances will permit.

The law reports contain too many instances of wills set aside or rendered ineffectual by disregard, not only of law, but of common sense on the part of more or less eccentric


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