27. In the event of the death of such public officer or employee, his pension shall run to the first day of the month following, and his widow, or, failing her, his heirs, shall have a right to receive any payment then due.
In this division, the word “widow” means the non-divorced wife of a deceased officer or employee.
If there is not a non-divorced wife, the word “widow” means the person who proves to the satisfaction of the Commission that for at least three years immediately preceding the death of that officer or employee:
(a) she had been residing with him;
(b) such public officer or employee had been publicly representing her as his consort; and
(c) at the death of the public officer or employee neither she nor he was married to another person.
R. S. 1964, c. 14, s. 18; 1969, c. 15, s. 6; 1973, c. 12, s. 156; 1977, c. 22, s. 11.