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For the record, a US dollar is currently worth 1.27 Cdn. And a Cdn dollar is worth .78 US.
Sending the money to Canada (for your sister) and then back to the US (for your son) will be expensive considering that the banks will take about 3% each way on top to the exchange rate.

There's no telling what the rates might be at the time of your demise.

That probably should factor in to the decision.
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