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.
Changing COVID restrictions and the New Brunswick Circuit Breaker means we must postpone the Celebration of Life for Gregory Stephen Hiltz to Sunday, October 24th. So many of Greg’s family members will be coming from New Brunswick that a postponement is our only option. The event will take place in the McInnes Room at the Dalhousie Student Union, 6136 University Avenue, in Halifax from 2-4pm. Proof of vaccination will need to be presented at the door and indoor mask requirements will be followed. The continuing uncertainty of COVID and current COVID restrictions mean pre-registration is still necessary. We ask you email GSHCelebrationoflife@gmail.com to indicate your intention to attend. Please provide the name of each member of your party, an email address and/or telephone number. Should a further postponement be necessary, we can then contact you directly. All are welcome, this is simply a measure to ensure everyone can be kept up-to-date with any necessary changes. Should further COVID restrictions impact this date, we will likely postpone until the spring. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your ongoing support at this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shelter Nova Scotia at www.shelternovascotia.com or the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia at www.mentalhealthns.ca.