A reader asked me just today about this point. Here is her note and my response:
"Thank you for your excellent Alberta Probate Kit. I have almost completed the forms, but I do have one question about some apparently conflicting advice in the book regarding Form NC27: On page 141, the book states, "Note that everyone who gets a Form NC19 also gets a full copy of the entire application, including the will." However, on page 154, the book states "do not send the Form NC1 through NC 18 documents to a person is receiving a Form NC19 notice and no other notice."
These two sentences appear to me to be contradictory. I am leaning towards the advice given on page 141, but I thought I'd check to see if you were aware of this (at least to my non-legally trained mind) conflict."
The Form NC19 is a notice to residuary beneficiaries. Anyone who is going to receive a share of the residue of the estate has to be sent this notice by registered mail. The instructions on page 141 are correct. A residuary beneficiary is entitled to receive a full copy of the entire application for probate, which includes a copy of the will, an inventory/evaluation of the estate, and all of the other documents that make up the application.
Sorry for the inconvenience for those of you who had to take the time to write and ask for clarification.