Winifred Kathleen Edwards (Hiltz)

Passed 07/29/2022


Obituary For Winifred Kathleen Edwards (Hiltz)

Age 95, Bedford passed away July 29, 2022, Halifax Infirmary. Born in Kentville February 17,1927 to Laurie W. Hiltz and Gertrude (Parks). Win excelled in High School (KCA) winning top honours and attended Nursing training at the Halifax Infirmary in 1946.

She married her high school sweetheart Murray in 1948 and embraced navy life for 25 years serving in Esquimalt, BC, Point Edward, Cape Breton and Halifax.

In the 70’s Win was an active member of UCT Ladies and held the role as Chaplain for 7 years. She chaired the fundraising committee raising funds for CAMR. A lifelong member of the Liberal Party, Win advocated for Women and Children’s rights. Win, a devoted homemaker, re-entered the workforce in 1979 in sales at D’Allairds, where she earned a wonderful reputation for fashion and customer service. She retired in 1993 to care for her husband and grandson.

Win, also known as Queen Rah, was predeceased by her husband Murray and her sister Marion. She is survived by her 3 children Darryl (Yvonne), Laurie (Bryan) and Jeffry (Tracey) along with grandchildren Amelia, Erik, Nicole, Myles and Jennifer, great grandchildren Hailey and Theo and her sister-in-law Wendy Rees.

The funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday August 9th at the Bedford United Church. Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Tema.Foundation (mental health and wellness for front-line workers) or your local SPCA.


  • 12/10/2022

    Laurie, you and your family are in my heart and thoughts. I was saddened to recently hear of the passing of your precious Mom, Queen Rah. I can see your beautiful smile and gorgeous curls in that lovely photo of her. All her vivaciousness and dedication lives on in you...and in her family, I'm sure. May you be comforted by the sweetness of her memory - especially at this time of year. May you feel her spark light up your heart in the twinkling of lights during this holiday season.

  • 08/10/2022

    Laurie and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. I hope that you can find comfort in the company of family and friends at this time. You are in my thoughts. - Tina d'Entremont

  • 08/09/2022

    Laurie and family, We want to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. We hope our friendship and prayers provide some comfort during this difficult time. Gabriela and Miguel

  • 08/09/2022

    Dear Jeff,condolences on your hotmail

  • 08/07/2022

    Jeff and Tracey and family, our deepest condolences to you. You are in our thoughts and we are sending love and comfort to you. Marty and Susan

  • 08/06/2022

    To the Edwards family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. I worked with your Mom at D'Allaird's many years ago. Sincerely, Rita Judge

  • 08/06/2022

    Laurie and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. I did meet her only once but a beautiful lady. I have heard so many beautiful things about you and your Mom from our friend June. May she rest in peace. Janet and Peter Gilbey Brookside Road.

  • 08/06/2022

    Dear Laurie, we have such fond memories of your Mom and her gracious cups of tea. She was a wonderful neighbour and lovely lady with lots of stories to tell. Our deepest condolences to you and Erik and all your family. Sincerely, Elliott & Judi Hayes

  • 08/05/2022

    Laurie and family, we are very sorry for your loss. I always looked forward to your posts about Queen Rah on your Facebook posts. Bert and Maurina Lewis

  • 08/04/2022

    Thinking of you Laurie, and your family and find comfort in knowing your Mum is at rest and peace.

  • 08/04/2022

    RahRah and Nova Scotia will forever hold a special place in my heart and the memories that are with it will never fade. Including the fresh strawberries with homemade whipped cream think I came out of that summer a little stronger because of that whisk. So many more to share and so much love with her. Wish we could all be together. Love Nicole & family

  • 08/04/2022

    Laurie, & Family. Queen Ra was an extraordinarily women. My thoughts are with you in this time❤️

  • 08/04/2022

    Jeff, Tracey & Family. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Our condolences to you and your family. May your mom rest in peace. She sounded like an extraordinary woman. Trevor & Julie Brown.

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