23rd May 1905
Last Will of Joseph Kack
(Widower of Mary Ann Gibson)
From records of Notary Cyrille Renaud
No. 2994
Transcribed from the Original at the
Quebec Archives

On this twenty third day of May one thousand nine hundred and five, before me Cyrille Renaud, Public Notary, residing in the Parish of St. Ambroise of Jeune Lorette, undersigned, personally  appeared Mr. Joseph Kack, of the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, Farmer,  who being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding hath requested me the said Notary to write down and receive in due form of law his last will and testament  which he has declared in manner and form following, that is to say:

1º I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and an anniversary mass and one hundred low masses.

2º I desire that the rest of the money which I have in the bank after the above mentioned expenses be divided by equal share between my son Daniel and my daughter Elizabeth Kack.

3º I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Kack, Farmer, residing in the Parish of St. Gabriel of Valcartier, the whole of my property, real and personal, moveable and immoveable of which I may die possessed hereby constituting my said son my universal legatee with the exception of the sum of two hundred dollars which I leave to my daughter Elizabeth Kack, which Daniel shall pay to her twenty dollars a year without interest for ten years which will commence to be paid her after my death on condition that Daniel will take care of me until my death. If Daniel my son will not agree to these arrangements, viz. to take good care of me until I die the present Will will  be null and void and my last anterior Will will be good and valid.

4º I choose as Executor of my will the parish priest who will be in this parish of Valcartier after my death. These presents are the true conditions of this my will that my son Daniel and daughter-in-law takes good care of me until death, if I have complaints to make and am obliged to leave them because of neglects or ill treatment by them before death, then this last will which I make will be null and void. But if they are kind to me until death and I die with them then this my last Will will be good and valid and I revoke all other wills and codicils I may have heretofore made.

Done and passed at Valcartier in the residence of Daniel Kack under Notarial Number two thousand nine hundred and ninety four. And after the reading of the said will by the Notary to the Testator in presence of William Montgomery and Lawrence Laughren, both of the Parish of Valcartier, Farmers, witnesses requested for these presents, the Testator having declared his inability to sign his name by sickness has made his mark in presence of witnesses and Notary and the Notary and witnesses have signed in presence of Testator and in presence of each other.

Joseph Kack, his mark;

William Montgomery, his signature;

Lawrence Loughren, his signature.

Cy. Renaud, N.P., his signature

Transcribed by Gerald Neville, 2012

Note by Patricia Balkcom:  Joseph died one month later on the 20th of June at the reported age of 83 years.