John E. S. Poyser

John Poyser is a partner with Tradition Law LLP Estates and Trusts in Winnipeg. He also has an office and practices in Calgary as the Wealth and Estate Law Group. In Toronto he practices as a senior litigation lawyer with WEL Partners, a firm dealing exclusively with wills and estate litigation.


“A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.”

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.”

“The weak shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights.”

“I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”

“When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.”

“There is a strange charm in the thoughts of good legacy, or the hopes of an estate which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.”

“Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.”

“Say not you know another entirely till you have divided an inheritance with him.”

“Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.”

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

“Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.”

“I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”

“The object of estate planning is to die well.”

“Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy your children will not have declared you legally insane in order to have control of your estate.”

John Poyser is a leader in the estate litigation field in Canada.

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