The Will: Family Secrets Revealed: Season 3, Episode 9

3 - 9: The Estate of Norman Otto Hipel

Norman Otto Hipel dies of a heart attack in 1953. The prominent Canadian politician leaves behind his wife and their two children, Norma and George. Following his wife’s death 25 years later, the estate is to be split equally between the children. But Norma is not told of either inheritance, and never gets her share, the value of both estimated to be more than $10 million. Norma is estranged from the family and raises her own seven children in abject poverty. Decades later, Norma’s daughter Nancy learns by fluke who her grandfather was. Nancy is willing to do whatever it takes to help her mother recoup both inheritances.


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