Information for Lawyers

cbm Canada
3844 Stouffville Road,
PO Box 800
Stouffville ON L4A 7Z9
Toll Free: 1.800.567.2264
P. (905) 640.6464
F. (905) 640.4332

Legal name:
Christian Blind Mission International

Charitable Registration Number:
10691 8329 RR0001

cbm Contact:
Grace Soukup, Manager, Planned Giving
T. 905-640-6464 x288
1-800-567-2264 x288

Information for Executors and Estate Trustees

cbm Canada’s Estate Administration Policy

Legal name: Christian Blind Mission International
Operating as: cbm

The following is information cbm Canada requires from the Executor(s) in order to demonstrate to third-parties, such as its external auditor, that the full wishes of the deceased have been carried out according to their Last Will and Testament.

For a Specific Bequest:

  1. A copy of the Notice of Application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or Letters Probate.
  2. A copy of the pertinent portion of the Will where cbm Canada is listed to receive the specific bequest.

For a Residual Bequest:

  1. A copy of the Notice of Application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or Letters Probate.
  2. A copy of the entire Will.
  3. A copy of the List of Assets and their value at date of death.
  4. A copy of Executor’s interim and final accounting of receipts and disbursements for revenue accounts and capital accounts.

cbm Canada’s Process for Handling Requests by Excecutor(s) to Vary the Will:

  1. cbm Canada will ask for the request to vary the Will to be submitted by the Executor(s) in writing along with a copy of any background documentation that the Executor(s) may have.
  2. cbm Canada will forward the estate file to cbm Canada’s legal counsel who will review the file and advise cbm Canada on next steps.
  3. cbm Canada’s lawyer will communicate either directly to the Executor(s) or to the legal counsel for the estate.

Download PDF files

  1. cbm Canada’s Estate Administration Policy
  2. Responsibilities and Duties of the Estate Trustee

Legacy of Love
Tips for Preparing your Will
Anne Neufeld
Anne and her family

Anne is a remarkable woman. She experienced a lot of hardship as a child. And yet, thanks in large part to her mother’s example of kindness, she’s grown into a gracious and compassionate person.
“There was a time when I needed a lot of help,” Anne says. “This motivates me to help others less fortunate because I have so much now. I feel so blessed that I am able to contribute to the needs of others.”

Because Anne believes it’s important to give back, she faithfully donates dollars and time to Christian organizations.

When she was a child, Hitler’s army came into the Ukraine on the pretense of freeing the Germans who were under Russian rule. Her extended family fled by train (in 1943) with only the bare necessities. At that time, Anne’s father was taken from them and forced to fight in the war.

Poor, hungry and cold, they travelled through Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia as refugees.
Along the way they were blessed with gifts of kindness such as hot milk, food, and a warm, down-filled comforter. They were also blessed with the haven of safety in soldiers’ barracks and an MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) camp.

It was an especially blessed day when their Canadian immigration papers were signed and approved!

Once in Canada, Anne’s mother became a faithful volunteer of her time and her delicious baked goods to share with the poor and disadvantaged… and she was always very careful to tithe to her local church. Anne says, “My mother was blessed to live a long life.” She passed away at 99 years of age.

Inspired by her mom, Anne and her now-deceased husband, Peter, followed in those footsteps of giving. Peter worked with local churches to help fund and set up a medical clinic in Tanzania. “I fully supported my husband, and my children did too,” says Anne.

Their actions of generosity rubbed off on their grandchildren too. Dane and Jared, two of their grandsons, also helped out in Africa. “The boys painted the clinic and the police station,” Anne says with a glowing smile. “They also distributed malaria nets to the tiny homes with dirt floors.”

Given the life she’s lived so far, it’s not surprising that after she’s taken care of her family, Anne has decided to give a percentage of her Will to charity. It’s one more way she’s inspiring her children and grandchildren to live generously.

“I will give 50% of my inheritance to my children, 25% to my grandchildren and the remaining 25% to a number of charities I believe in… cbm is one of those charities.

“Peter and I have been supporting cbm for 15 years. cbm has a very good reputation among the people because they put their money to very good use. I get monthly letters from cbm and the stories of the children just break my heart,” Anne says with concern in her voice.

“I wish I could help every one of them… I’m so glad to be part of the team.”