93. If, upon the death of a contributor, his spouse has, for a number of years, been living apart from the contributor under circumstances that disentitle such spouse to matrimonial benefits, the Board may decide, having regard to the surrounding circumstances including the welfare of any children involved, that the surviving consort shall be deemed to have predeceased the contributor.
The preceding paragraph does not apply in the case where the death of the contributor occurred after 19 July 1977.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 24, s. 107; 1972, c. 53, s. 34; 1977, c. 24, s. 3.