Does a donee have a life interest in a property?

Saskatchewan, Canada

The following excerpt is from Rodger (Estate) (Re), 1943 CanLII 139 (SK QB):

Learned counsel for the petitioners referred to Halsbury, vol. 34, p. 337; “Similarly, a gift of the ‘possession’ or ‘use and enjoyment’ of chattels prima facie gives the donee a life interest:” Low v. Carter (1839) 1 Beav. 426, at 430, 48 E.R. 1005.

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