Sunday, August 14, 2022

HILTZ, Phyllis Diane, 79, of Sherbrooke, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, August 6, 2022 in St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Sherbrooke following a fierce battle with cancer. Born on April 13, 1943, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Isabell (Kaiser) Hiltz. ‘Phil’ loved 'old folks', was an avid reader, enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and Coronation Street. She was employed at Bickerton Industries and was one of the first employees at L.R. McKaracher Nursing Home (High-Crest). In her later years, she minded many children with great love. She is survived by her partner of more than 20 years, Foster Keizer; two boys, Todd (Ruth) Mahar, Indian Harbour Lake; Kenny (Kristin) Mahar, Eastern Passage; four grandchildren, Tyler (Chantel), Travis, Korra and McKenna; great-grandchild, Leland; sister, Marsha (Jackie) McGrath, Sonora; many nieces, nephews and their families. Funeral service will be held Saturday August 13 at 2 p.m. in Calvary Faith Church, Sonora with Pastor Wayne Bray officiating. A reception will follow in Sonora Community Centre. Interment for immediate family will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Port Bickerton. A special thank you to the amazing staff who cared for 'Aunt Phil' at St. Mary's Memorial Hospital including nurse and niece, Dixie whose love and care helped carry Mum through her journey. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home Ltd., St. Mary's Chapel, 34 Main Street, Sherbrooke. Online condolences may be made at