COVID-19 Policy

Dear clients,

We know that the growing concern around COVID-19 has everyone feeling uneasy, especially as we face more changes to our daily routines and future plans. We want to help where we can.

To encourage social distancing, we are asking clients to reach out by telephone first, if possible, at 613-267-2800 to ask questions and arrange consultations. If you have traveled outside the country, or have been in contact with someone who has, we ask that you please advise us before entering the building.

We are limiting client appointments at this time but will certainly continue to do our best to assist you where needed as quickly as possible. We can advise that Court services have also been reduced to only emergency services and appearances.

Just like you, we are doing the best that we can to navigate these uncertain times as they continue to evolve. We are working to help protect the well-being of our clients and staff. We are all facing uncertainty, and we are offering our support, flexibility, and understanding to help manage everyone’s health and peace of mind.

We are encouraged by all businesses and government services doing their best to help out right now. We find that reassuring because we believe it’s a testament to people’s true natures: in times of uncertainty, we want to offer our support to one another.

It is our hope that this virus is contained in the short-term and that we are able to return to business as usual very shortly. We thank you very much for your understanding.

Happy Halloween from the team at Barker Willson!

Happy Halloween from the team at Barker Willson!

Barker Willson participated in the 2nd Annual Perth Professionals Curling Day

Curling winners

On March 1st, 2016 Barker Willson participated in the 2nd Annual Perth Professionals curling day hosted by The Graham-Dixon Group of BMO Nesbitt Burns. A friendly competition between the girls, with Reta as skip, and Craig who was skip for the opposing team made for a fun afternoon. Thanks to Patrick Graham and Derrick Dixon for hosting this fun event. Reta was the lucky winner of the door prize – 4 tickets to the gold medal game at the upcoming 2016 Tim Hortons Brier being held in Ottawa on March 13th!

Barker Willson places 2nd in Perth’s Annual Christmas Decorating Contest

2015 Christmas winners poster

“Way to go Barker Willson – 2nd place!  Please take a drive by after dark to see the wonderful decorations at 31 Foster Street!!  A big thank-you to all who participated in decorating.”

Congratulations to Chrystal Fisher!

Congratulations to our staff member Chrystal Fisher on her marriage to Jim Heffren which took place on Friday, October 30th, 2015.  All the best to the newlyweds!

2nd Annual Perth Professionals Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament

On Friday June 26th, several staff members from Barker Willson participated in the 2nd annual Perth Professionals Slo-Pitch Tournament sponsored by BMO Nesbitt Burns.  Although we did not make it to the final, everyone had fun and enjoyed the beautiful sunny afternoon at the ball diamond.  Plans are already underway for next year’s tournament.

A big thank-you to BMO Nesbitt Burns for a great day!


Estate Information Return

Effective January 1, 2015, the Ministry of Finance introduced a new Estate Information Return that must be filed by an Estate Trustee within 90 calendar days after a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee has been issued.

The Ministry has documentation and information available at:

If you have any questions relating to this change, please contact the office.



The 2015 Stewart Park Festival takes place on July 17-19 in our beautiful town of Perth!  We are once again happy to sponsor this wonderful local event which provides a fun family friendly music oriented outdoor festival in the heart of downtown.  Many attractions for all interests.

For more information, check out the festival’s website:

Hope to see you there!