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Margaret Ruth "Margie" (Ernst) Hiltz


Margaret Ruth "Margie" (Ernst) Hiltz
It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Ruth (Ernst) Hiltz, age 95, announce her passing on February 1, 2020 at the Mahone Nursing Home, Mahone Bay.

She was a life-long resident of Mahone Bay. Born on May 16, 1924 she was sixth of eleven children of Charles and Annie (Hyson) Ernst.

She had over a six-decade career as a hairdresser, having a salon in her home where she continued to carry a small group of clients and a license until her late eighties. She was an avid gardener and generally loved being outdoors in any season. She took great pride in her rose and flower gardens. After raising two boys she cherished time with her grandchildren, Denise, Lori and Ethan and her great nephew, Nathan. As little children, she was happy to take them for an hour, a day or weeks at a time. As her grandchildren grew up, she was a proud Gram and Nan. Margie loved fun, especially playing cards with friends and family. She hosted card parties and any number of family celebrations throughout the year. She was especially fond of lobster. If the gathering included her famous raised donuts everyone was happy. She was a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 49 Legionettes, recognized for 65 years of service.

Margie is survived by her sons, Keith Allen (Jane) and Kyle Hiltz (Mary-Ann); grandchildren, Denise (Terry), Lori (Damon) and Ethan; great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Dylan. She is also survived by sisters, Jackie and Kathleen and brothers, Alfred (Ruth) and Warren (Jackie) and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald; sisters, Evangeline, Dorothea and brothers, Obed, Frederick, Frank and Paul.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Mahone Nursing Home for their care and compassion during the last two years.

A gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, February 8th in The Hennigar Room of The Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay, between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

A private graveside internment will be held this spring.

Donations in memory of Margie may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 49 Mahone Bay or a charity of choice.

Cremation and arrangements entrusted to the care of Mahone Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

Donations to be mailed directly to:
Royal Canadian Legion Br. No. 49
P.O. Box 162, 21 Pond St.
Mahone Bay, NS
B0J 2E0

"Founded in 1883 - Serving the Community for 137 years."
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Service Date
Saturday, February 8, 2020