My name is Joe. I am past 90 and was looking towards a good retirement I am a professional Electrical Engineer. I manage to build a considerable portfolio for myself and wrote a will to leave to my siblings, dependents and ex-partners in the millions of dollars. I built a family business of more than 108 apartment units in the Ottawa core in the last 40 years.
I woke up one morning in August 2018 and found that I do not own a cent. I forgot that in 2011, I signed a Power of Attorney for property. Now like a invisible sword dangling over my head, it suddenly appeared and destroyed me. The POA that names Joy (my daughter), Todd (my son) and Gary Katz ( my accountant for the last 38 years) has rendered me defenseless and put me in a miserable state. As a precaution, I should have taken the document to be reviewed by another lawyer before I affixed my signature. I trusted my family and accountant. This was the worst mistake of my life. I never suspected that a plot to get rid of me was in the making that moment I signed.
I feel that there are only less than five years that I expect to be around. I feel devastated and alone. I will try to document a history and current events in this website.
Due to Joe's confinement and isolation as described in this Blog, his wife Rachida Y. Overtveld and his old friend and business associate Enrique (Tito) Jurado are helping him to maintain his Blog. Joe's daughter Joy has brought lawsuit CV-20-82769 (Ottawa) against Rachida and Tito alleging that by maintaining Joe's Blog they have defamed her.
Rachida and Tito maintain Joy's lawsuit is a SLAPP lawsuit or a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. The lawsuit is intended to intimidate his wife and Tito by burdening them with the legal time and cost of defending it to cause them so stop helping Joe so he will stop his Blog criticizing Joy and the other attorneys and exposing their mistreatment of Joe.
Joe dictated his technical background to Tito, who was once the operator of call signs DU1TJ and DU1UP without any notes on 18-Jul-2020. He is still comfortable with designing circuit design and telegraphic operation at 20 wpm from 60 wpm from the past.