Limzerwalas say Thank You to Canterbury

By Melinda Perry
Director of Development

Huzvaak and Marina Limzerwala thought about and discussed creating their will many times over the years. If the unthinkable happened, they wanted to ensure a clear plan was put in place to take care of their daughters.

When Canterbury promoted National Estate Planning Awareness Week in October, Huzvaak decided it was time to act. He utilized Freewill, an intuitive, free, online Will-writing tool that takes no more than 25 minutes to complete. He found the tool easy to use and appreciated being able to write their estate plan on their own schedule. Now, he and Marina have the peace of mind to know their family is taken care of and their planned gift to Canterbury School will benefit future generations of students.

They didn’t think twice about making Canterbury School a beneficiary. They feel blessed to be able to give back to an organization that has done so much for Zoraiya ‘22 and Zanaiya ‘26. Canterbury is their second home, it is a safe and positive place for them to receive the best education offered in our area. The Limzerwalas have built meaningful relationships with our outstanding faculty, and they truly appreciate the well-rounded development the girls are receiving and feel Canterbury’s small class sizes lead to close knit friendships. The school’s motto, “Integrity in all things,” was a big motivator in the decision to enroll in Canterbury School. The opportunities they have had at school have made them more confident in themselves.

Huzvaak and Marina feel Canterbury administrators handled the pandemic well, keeping kids in school and offering families the choice of remote or in-person learning.

Some of their favorite Canterbury memories include the field trips, from the unique Kindergarten field trips to Sugar Bush, Marengo Cave, and the Grade 8 Washington D.C. trip. Each provided amazing opportunities for both students and chaperons. With Zoraiya ‘22 in high school, there is a new appreciation for her college preparedness, particularly when it comes to her exposure in writing.

The Limzerwalas appreciate the support Canterbury has provided over the years when needed. Providing a gift to Canterbury in their will is a way of saying, “Thank you.” They feel Canterbury School is close to their hearts which made the decision to join the 1977 Society one of the easiest and most rewarding decisions they have made.

Through our partnership with Freewill, you, too, can create a will free of charge. Visit our Freewill website at:


If you would like to learn more about leaving a legacy through a planned gift, please contact Melinda Perry by email at or at 260-436-8786.


Ashli Wharton is joining the Development Team as the Canterbury Fund Director. She comes to Canterbury from Oak Hall School in Gainesville, Fla.