(1901), 31 S.C.R. 387
A codicil to a Will executed (13 days) shortly before the testator’s death increased the provision made to his wife’s niece who had lived with the testator for 30 years as a housekeeper for a considerable portion of the time.
The allegation was undue influence by the niece. The Will was upheld as persuasion to obtain more does not amount to undue influence. The testator communicated his intention to make the change to a friend, was competent and consulted a solicitor.