What is the testator’s capacity and awareness?

Nova Scotia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Jessie May Coleman (Estate), 2008 NSSC 396 (CanLII):

It further notes that the testator’s awareness need not be very high. Perfection of mind is not a prerequisite. As noted in Murphy v. Lamphier at — 126, “capacity may be diminished almost to the vanishing point and yet sufficient be left to sustain a will made in extremis, especially where the alternative is intestacy”.

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