Many people incorrectly assume that if they were to die without a Will their estate would simply pass to their spouse. However, this would only happen for assets that were held jointly with right of survivorship with the spouse (except for in Quebec). In Canada, if you die without a Will you are considered to have died "intestate." Simply put, this means that your provincial government decides how your assets will be divided - and not you.
For your peace of mind today and your family's peace of mind tomorrow, making a Will is an easy, inexpensive solution. If you already have a Will, it may be time to review it if there have been changes in your family, health, property owned or a special charity you wish to support.