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Back-To-School Advice – Create a Power of Attorney for Parents of Post-Secondary Students

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Back-to-School Advice: Create a Power of Attorney for Parents of Post-Secondary Students

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                 August 27, 2013

Vancouver, BC—One important back-to-school item that most post-secondary students may not be aware of is a Power of Attorney for parents, particularly when adult children are studying away from home.


Out-of-town university or college students may still need help with day-to-day items such as banking, paying bills, or even making arrangements for rentals in their name. According to the Society of Notaries Public of BC, the only way parents can do those things for adult children is if they have Power of Attorney.


“We see situations where Power of Attorney is needed for a young adult more often than you might think,” says John Eastwood, a Delta-based Notary and President of the Society of Notaries Public of BC. “You don’t always know when a Power of Attorney will be needed, and they simplify handling financial matters.”


Powers of Attorney require the signature of both parties and can be put in place efficiently and professionally by your local Notary. To find a Notary near you, visit


The Society of Notaries Public of BC represents more than 320 highly trained Notary professionals. Most have locally owned and operated offices and all provide personal assistance to clients around the province. Individuals, families, and businesses seek the services of BC Notaries for a wide range of non-contentious legal matters, including residential and commercial real estate transfers, mortgage refinancing, wills and advanced healthcare planning, powers of attorney, and other important documents.


Notaries’ Tradition of Trust spans 2000 years. Notaries first came to British Columbia over 100 years ago. They continue to serve their valued clients and their communities across the province.


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Profile of a BC Notary: Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast: Tracy D. Parker

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Profile of a BC Notary

Source: The Scrivener, Spring 2013, Volume 22, Number 1

Profile of a BC Notary: Sechelt and the Sunshine Coast
Tracy Parker: Blues-Berries Anyone?

I was born at the end of May 1965, during planting season on a tobacco farm in Southwestern Ontario’s snow belt, close to Lake Ontario.

My young years were idyllic—fun and play, both in Winter and Summer, with lots of room to roam. I have very fond memories of spending hours fishing with my dad. I started figure
skating when a nearby town built an arena and enjoyed years improving in that sport. I even have a couple of gold medals from competitions!

To finance my social life, I had the usual odd jobs after school and on weekends.

I attended college in Sarnia, Ontario, and left the day I finished to move out to British Columbia. My parents, my adventurous friend from college, and a very sick cat made the trip. Between blizzards
outside Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, that left us stranded on the Trans Canada Highway and a vehicle breakdown in Edson, Alberta, it was quite a journey. We arrived at our destination in northern British Columbia—Granisle, on beautiful Babine Lake—in early May 1984. There we discovered the best rainbow trout fishing ever!

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