Ontario Superior Court Justice Frances Kiteley ruled Friday that legendary Canadian boxer George Chuvalo, who is in significant cognitive decline, “does not have capacity to decide whether to reconcile” with his wife of 24 years. Originally, Kiteley was to rule on whether Chuvalo had the capacity to decide whether to divorce or reconcile. “I acknowledge that by finding that George Chuvalo does not have the capacity to decide whether to reconcile, it appears to be implicit that there was a separation,” Kiteley read from her ruling. Gilley wrote that in her opinion, “George Chuvalo is capable of making the decision to divorce Joanne Chuvalo.”Gilley was not called as a witness. “His evidence is valuable and assists the court in arriving at the decision,” Kiteley wrote.
Source: thestar January 13, 2018 12:00 UTC