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Fact or Fiction?

December 1, 2016

Cecil George Harris Cecil George Harris is being remembered for writing one of the most unique wills in history. In 1948, Harris was trapped underneath a tractor for ten hours during a storm. With a pocketknife, he carved the following words into the fender: “In case I die in this mess, I leave all to the wife.” Later that night, Harris was rescued and taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The tractor will has been displayed in the University of Saskatchewan’s Law Library. Bob Hannay is the only living survivor of the rescue mission and recalls his role in the effort, “My part in it was just to drive the tractor up there and pull the implement back so they could get the fellow out.”

Last Friday, the University of Saskatchewan celebrated the 65th anniversary remembering the unique will. read more

The moral of the story: Take no chances.

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