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May 29, 2015

Via facsimile – 780 422 9136 –

Letter to follow

 

Mr. Les Hills, Acting Alberta Public Trustee,

Office of the Public Trustee

4th Floor, Brownlee Bldg.

10365 97 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5J 3Z8

 

 

Dear Mr. Hills:

Reference:

Estate of Lewis Clarke and Ruth Clarke – 10946 154 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5P 2J9

My father passed away in 1988. His estate had not yet been completed when my

mother disappeared at the end of October 1990. Subsequently, the Office of the

Public Trustee became involved to manage their estates. Mr. Ned Frohlich, Trust

Officer was the person who gathered up their assets plus managed the case for

well over a decade. When he received a promotion the file was passed to another person.

 

In order to settle the estate, I have approached numbers of lawyers who after some

Investigation have refused to act for me. A lawyer whom I approached most recently

Informed me that I had, had a chance to get the estate. That the Office of the Public

Trustee had told her that I had gotten Lawyer, Mr. Christopher Head to prepare all the

needed documents and then that I had refused to sign them. This is not true.

 

As every lawyer that I have contacted has called the Office of the Public Trustee, it

would make sense that this misinformation has prevented me from obtaining council

in order to settle the estate.

 

Please advise me in regard to this matter.

 

I would be grateful to be in receipt of a response in regard to this long standing

matter by the 15th of June 2015.   Thank you.

 

Yours truly,

XXXXXXXXXXX

 

June 24, 2015

Hand Delivered

The Honourable Mr, Irfan Sabir

Minister of Human Services.

Room # 402, Legislature Buiding.

10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5K 2B6

 

Dear Mr. Minister:

Reference:

Estate of Lewis Clarke and Ruth Clarke – 10946 154 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5P 2J9

My father passed away in 1988. His estate had not yet been completed when my

mother disappeared at the end of October 1990. Subsequently, the Office of the

Public Trustee became involved to manage their estates. Mr. Ned Frohlich, Trust

Officer (who was charged with fraud and jailed in 2013) was the person who gathered

up their assets plus managed the case for well over a decade. When he received a

promotion the file was passed to another person.

In order to settle the estate, I have approached numbers of lawyers who after some

Investigation have refused to act for me. A lawyer whom I approached most recently

Informed me that I had, had a chance to get the estate. That the Office of the Public

Trustee had told her that I had gotten Lawyer, Mr. Christopher Head to prepare all the

needed documents and then that I had refused to sign them. This is not true.

I have sent the attached letter to Mr. Les Hills, Acting Public Trustee of the Office of

the Public Trustee. He has failed to respond. Therefore I am asking your Office to

investigate this matter.

I would be grateful to be in receipt of a response in regard to this long standing

matter by the 15th of July 2015.   Thank you.

 

Yours truly,

XXXXXXXXXXX

 

Clarke irfam 1

 

July 23, 2015

HAND DELIVERED

The Honourable Mr, Irfan Sabir

Minister of Human Services.

Room # 402, Legislature Buiding.

10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5K 2B6

Dear Mr. Minister:

Reference: Estate of Lewis Clarke and Ruth Clarke – 10946 154 Street,

Edmonton, AB. T5P 2J9

Thank you for your correspondence of July 14, 2015. I respectfully suggest that your

letter of response fails to address the issues: I shall attempt to articulate them for you.

COMPLAINT:

1) Continued interference by the Office of the Public Trustee.

2) Million dollar estate is allegedly now worth only $57,000, my mothers and

father’s estate.

REMEDY SOUGHT

1) Investigate interference by Office of Public trustee.

2) Shortfall of estate value be investigated

HISTORY

1) My father passed away in 1988. His estate had not yet been completed when my

mother disappeared at the end of October 1990. Subsequently, the Office of the

Public Trustee became involved to manage their estates.

Ned Frohlich, Trust Officer, upon the disappearance of my mother, had been placed

in charge of my mothers (and fathers) estate. Mr. Frohlich was

placed in charge of gathering up the assets. He was the Trust Officer for this file for

well over a decade, from approximately 1993 to about 2008. When he received a

promotion the file was passed to another person.

2) Mr. Frohlich was subsequently charged and convicted of fraud and jailed in 2013.

. . . . / 2

3) According to Office of the Public Trustee documents provided to me, only about

several $100,000 was gathered up and placed into the account.

4) The Office of the Public Trustee pressured me to retain Counsel Christopher Head or

I would not have a lawyer. However, I did not seek the services of Mr. Head.

5) I retained Mr. Ron Hop, counsel, who had an office at the Law Building.

He directed me to sign “for receiving the money”. He told me that if I did not sign that I

would “lose everything”.

6) Subsequent to this, I received a Court Order in the mail, containing my signature, that

which I had signed, which released the Office of the Public Trustee. I received no money.

7) In order to settle the estate, I have approached numbers of lawyers who after some

Investigation have refused to act for me. Most just simply refused to act, however,

a lawyer whom I approached most recently kindly Informed me that I had, had a chance to

get the estate.

She told me that the Office of the Public Trustee had told her that I had retained lawyer,

Mr. Christopher Head to prepare all the needed documents. However, then I had refused

to sign them. This is not true.

8) I surely believe that the estate should be worth approximately one million dollars.

I am told that there is now only $57,000. at the court

9) Mr. Les Hills, Acting Public Trustee of the Office of the Public Trustee has failed to

Respond to my concerns.

I am asking your Office to investigate this matter.

I would be grateful to be in receipt of a response in regard to this long standing

matter by the 6th of August, 2015. Thank you.

Yours truly,

Ronald Clarke

10946 154 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5P 2J9

c.c. Ms. Sarah Hoffmann, Honourable Minister of Seniors

Mr. Ric Hilborn, Alberta Law Society.

Ruth Maria Adria, Elder Advocates of Alberta Society

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