Greg Hiltz

Obituary of Greg Hiltz

It is with heavy hearts that we announce, Dr. Gregory Stephen Hiltz has died suddenly in his home on August 26, 2021. Born in Newfoundland on April 24, 1966, Greg spent his early life in various locations throughout Atlantic Canada. He settled in Halifax, attending Cole Harbour High and both Saint Mary’s and Dalhousie Universities. Greg was a well respected, popular local dentist with MicMac Dental Centre. He will be lovingly remembered by his colleagues and patients, and most especially by his staff whom he loved like sisters. They will always remember him as “the bestest boss ever.” Greg had an insatiable curiosity that led him to be a passionate hobbyist where he went from flying the skies to surfing the oceans, trying nearly everything in between including ham radio operation, cooking, morse code and model building. Greg was a deeply spiritual and philosophical man. He found his greatest peace in nature, spending time outdoors hiking, hunting and surfing. He was a gifted musician who loved to play his guitar and would drop almost anything to talk about, or play, music. He had a wonderful sense of humour and had a laugh that could shake a room. He was a warm soul whose greatest passion was his four amazing children. Greg is survived by his estranged wife of 22 years, Ellen Venner-Hiltz, who loved him always; his four beloved children, Carter, Madeline, Griffin, and Broden Hiltz; parents, Laurie, and Irene Hiltz; brother, Brian Hiltz; niece, nephews, multiple cousins, and other loved ones. Arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists (Halifax). Plans for a celebration of life are underway. To leave words of comfort and condolences for the family and details of services please visit, In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shelter Nova Scotia at or the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia at