Collicutt Estate, Re, (1993) 120 N.S.R.(2d) 389 (ProbCt)

CourtNova Scotia Probate Court
Case DateNovember 26, 1992
JurisdictionNova Scotia
Citations(1993), 120 N.S.R.(2d) 389 (ProbCt)

Collicutt Estate, Re (1993), 120 N.S.R.(2d) 389 (ProbCt);

  332 A.P.R. 389

MLB headnote and full text

In The Matter Of The Estate of Mildred Louise Collicutt, late of Mahone Bay, in the County of Lunenburg, Province of Nova Scotia, deceased; and Hazel Knickle;

And In The Matter Of Peter J. Haughn and Nancy Haughn, both of Lunenburg, in the County of Lunenburg, Province of Nova Scotia.

Indexed As: Collicutt Estate, Re

Nova Scotia Probate Court

Carver, J.C.C.

January 26, 1993.

Summary:

The executors of the previous will of a testator applied for the executrix of the testator's estate to show cause why she should not take out a citation to have the will proven in solemn form.

The Nova Scotia Probate Court allowed the application.

Executors and Administrators - Topic

1138

Grant of probate or letters of administra­tion - Proof of will in solemn form - Parties - Status - The executors of the testator's 1985 will were also beneficiaries - A subsequent will (1988) named Knickle as executrix and made her sole beneficiary - The former executors applied to have Knickle show cause why she should not apply for a citation to have the 1988 will proven in solemn form - Knickle claimed they lacked status to apply - The Nova Scotia Probate Court held that the former executors and devisees had status to bring the application as persons interested in the estate under s. 36(1) of the Probate Act.

Statutes Noticed:

Probate Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 359, sect. 36(1) [para. 10]; sect. 36(2)(b) [para. 5].

Counsel:

Walton W. Cook, Q.C., for Hazel Knickle

Patrick A. Burke, for Peter and Nancy Haughn.

This application was heard on November 26, 1992, before Carver, J.C.C., of the Nova Scotia Probate Court, who delivered the following judgment on January 26, 1993.

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  • Digest: Olson v Skarsgard Estate, 2018 SKCA 64
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Law Society Case Digests
    • August 18, 2019
    ...v Scheidt Estate, 2016 SKCA 150, [2017] 2 WWR 301 Benson v Benson (1994), 120 Sask R 17, 3 RFL (4th) 291 Collicutt Estate, Re (1993), 120 NSR (2d) 389 Hope v Gourlay, 2015 SKCA 27, 384 DLR (4th) 235, [2015] 6 WWR 317, 35 MPLR (5th) 1 Hope v Pylypow, 2015 SKCA 26, 384 DLR (4th) 255, [2015] 6......
  • Olson v Skarsgard Estate, 2018 SKCA 64
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
    • August 22, 2018
    ...who have taken a similar view of standing to contest a will under their own probate rules, see as examples: Collicutt Estate, Re (1993), 120 NSR (2d) 389 (Prob Ct); Kenny v Kenny Estate, 2016 NSSC 214, 376 NSR (2d) 271; Korsten v Lovett (2002), 48 ETR (2d) 41 (Ont Sup Ct); McLaughlin v McLa......
  • Adams Estate v Wilson, 2020 SKCA 38
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
    • March 31, 2020
    ...who have taken a similar view of standing to contest a will under their own probate rules, see as examples: Collicutt Estate, Re (1993), 120 NSR (2d) 389 (Prob Ct); Kenny v Kenny Estate, 2016 NSSC 214, 376 NSR (2d) 271; Korsten v Lovett (2002), 48 ETR (2d) 41 (Ont Sup Ct); McLaughlin v McLa......
2 cases
  • Olson v Skarsgard Estate, 2018 SKCA 64
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
    • August 22, 2018
    ...who have taken a similar view of standing to contest a will under their own probate rules, see as examples: Collicutt Estate, Re (1993), 120 NSR (2d) 389 (Prob Ct); Kenny v Kenny Estate, 2016 NSSC 214, 376 NSR (2d) 271; Korsten v Lovett (2002), 48 ETR (2d) 41 (Ont Sup Ct); McLaughlin v McLa......
  • Adams Estate v Wilson, 2020 SKCA 38
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan
    • March 31, 2020
    ...who have taken a similar view of standing to contest a will under their own probate rules, see as examples: Collicutt Estate, Re (1993), 120 NSR (2d) 389 (Prob Ct); Kenny v Kenny Estate, 2016 NSSC 214, 376 NSR (2d) 271; Korsten v Lovett (2002), 48 ETR (2d) 41 (Ont Sup Ct); McLaughlin v McLa......
1 books & journal articles
  • Digest: Olson v Skarsgard Estate, 2018 SKCA 64
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Law Society Case Digests
    • August 18, 2019
    ...v Scheidt Estate, 2016 SKCA 150, [2017] 2 WWR 301 Benson v Benson (1994), 120 Sask R 17, 3 RFL (4th) 291 Collicutt Estate, Re (1993), 120 NSR (2d) 389 Hope v Gourlay, 2015 SKCA 27, 384 DLR (4th) 235, [2015] 6 WWR 317, 35 MPLR (5th) 1 Hope v Pylypow, 2015 SKCA 26, 384 DLR (4th) 255, [2015] 6......