HILTZ, Beatrice Marion – It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Beatrice Marion Hiltz on October 10, 2021 at Charlotte County Hospital at the age of 87, after a courageous five-year fight with cancer. Born August 16, 1934, Bea (to those who knew her) was the only child of Gertrude Steward of Rollingdam, NB.
She is predeceased by her mother, her stepfather, Cecil Stewart, and recently by her husband of 67 years, Donald Hiltz.
Growing up in Pleasant Ridge with her mother, the family later moved to Milltown to be closer to work and high school. Bea graduated in 1952 and soon met her future husband Don, with marriage following one year later. She began a career at Ganong’s office, but like many women of the era, left the workforce to raise her family. She returned to work at the school cafeteria and then the Metropolitan store café until her retirement in 1994. She enjoyed gardening, vacations and camping, and her true passion BINGO! Bea was happiest spending time at the cottage in Oak Bay with family, often in front of the fireplace with her beloved Don.
Bea is survived by her three children, Donna (Claude Bastarache) of Saint-Maurice, NB, Sharon (Frank McCallum) of Beaver Harbour, NB, and David (Dawn-Marie) of Dartmouth, NS. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Tina, Ian and Ainsley; great-grandchildren, Gary and Kalista, and great-great-grandchildren, Bellamy and Nevaeh.
Due to the current situation with the pandemic, there will be no public visitation or service. Cremation has taken place with an interment to be held at Rollingdam Cemetery in the spring of 2022.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke or Charlotte County Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB.