What happens in British Columbia, if your executor obtains probate of your will, but dies before completing the work in administering and distributing your estate? First, you may have named one or more co-executors who are willing and able to complete your estate administration. If so, the co-executors may continue.
What if there are no co-executors? If your executor has an executor, then your executor’s own executor may complete your estate. This is set out in s. 64 of the Estate Administration Act, RSBC 1996, c. 122. This is called the “chain of executors.”