Ronald Hiltz

Obituary of Ronald Hiltz

100. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Jiles Hiltz, born July 11, 1908, in Forties, Lunenburg Co. Ronald passed away peacefully on February 14, 2009, at the home of his daughter Lorraine of Victoria, B.C. He was the son of the late David Moore and Annie Maria (Brown) Hiltz (Millville, Kings Co.) He was a member of the Aylesford Baptist Church. Ronald was also a member of Kingston # 65, I.O.O.F. Lodge having joined in November 1938 and transferred to Valley Lodge # 153 at Lawrencetown after Kingston Lodge closed. He obtained his 70 year jewel. In his early years Ronald was a fox and mink farmer until the depression closed the industry. Ronald apprenticed with his father, carpenter Dave, where he learned the building trade. Ronald was inscripted during the Second World War at R.C.A.F. Base Greenwood. Following the war, Ronald became a Building Contractor and was employed for a three month period in 1953, with the Dept. of Transport to construct a house and a weather station on Sable Island. Ronald returned at Christmas 1953 and following this took employment in January 1954 in Halifax where he constructed the first Shopping Centre In Halifax on Bayers Road. Ronald continued to work in Halifax as a foreman for George Blunden Construction, retiring in 1976. Ronald kept active for many years helping and advising many family and friends while they were building their homes. Surviving are his sons, Ronald (Linda) Hiltz, Larry (Kathie) Hiltz, all of Aylesford, Kings Co.; daughters, Lorraine (Edison) Bowser, Victoria, B.C.; Marjorie (Wade) Woodbury, Eastern Passage, Halifax Co.; grandchildren, Kevin, Joseph (Denise), Cynthia Hiltz, Peterborough, Ont.; Diana Hiltz, Gravenhurst, Ont.; Kelly (Claude) Aucoin, Moosejaw, Sask.; Matthew (Margie) Hiltz, Lancaster, PA; Amy (Ken) Strong, Oxford, U.K.; Jennifer (Devan) Rushton, Halifax; Stephen Bowser, Christopher (Mantina) Bowser, Victoria, B.C.; Natalie (Mike) McKenna, Dartmouth; 12 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Annie (Morse) Hiltz; second wife, Marcella (Parker) Hiltz; brothers, George "Filson"; Vincent, Curtis Hiltz; sister, Beulah (Hiltz) Prime; son, David Lewis Hiltz; grandson, Gregory Bowser. Ronald will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation for Ronald will take place 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Friday in the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial St., Berwick, N.S., B0P 1E0, (902-538-9900). Funeral service will take place 2 p.m., Saturday, February 21, in the Aylesford Baptist Church, 2543 Hwy # 1, Aylesford. Rev. Murray Shaw officiating, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Burial in the Aylesford Union Cemetery. Donations in Ronald's memory may me made to Valley Lodge # 153. Condolences may be made sent to the family by visiting: www.hclindsayfuneralhome.ca