Rosalie Maybelle (Peterson) Hiltz Kane, age 75, Centerville, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2023, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Berwick on October 22, 1947, to Dorothy Maie (Hiltz) and the late Roy Peterson.
Rosalie was also known as “Honey” by many and was known by many as the best artist and quilter around. She absolutely loved to do anything in regards to art whether it be tole painting, Artex, cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting, or scrapbooking; but within the last while quilting is where her heart and passion was. “Please know Mom your girls will complete the binding on your quilt you just finished to have it in the show for September.” Her blue eyes and beauty were stunning and she could light up a room with her charm and humour. Rosalie was a member of the Centerville Baptist Church.
"We Love and Miss You, Mom!"
Rosalie leaves behind her husband, Cecil Kane; mother, Dorothy Maie Peterson; brothers, Ronald Peterson (Joyce), and Roy Peterson (Valerie); children, Dawn Leslie, Tammy Szwed (Mike), Angela Hiltz (Phillip), and David Hiltz; step-sons, Timmy Kane (Courtney) and Dana Kane (Evette); grandchildren, Nicholas Ross (Sarah), Whitney Markowiak (Kim), Mariah Anderson (Ellis), Olyvia Anderson, Justin Beattie (Jessica), Matthew Beattie (Amanda), Jordan Szwed, , Mitchell Szwed (Keegan); nine great-grandchildren, Christian, Dalton, Benjamin, Liam, Levi, Eli, Bella, Deacon, and Windsor Mabel (her latest addition to the family who was named after her and her mother and will carry part of their name); step-grandchildren, Oren Kane and Sheyenne Kane; and four step-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her faithful companion, Biscuit. Rose’s grandchildren lovingly referred to her as, Nanny Rose.
Rosalie was predeceased by her father, Roy Peterson; brother, Donald Peterson; and sister in infancy, Delores Peterson.
We would like to thank her special friends and neighbors that checked in on her from time to time and brought her treats which she enjoyed and it meant a lot to her; as well as her special niece, Cathy, who recently flew here to be with her. A special thank you to Dr. Snow who believed in her, and her lifelong best friend and sister-in-law, Valerie Peterson, that has always been there for her.
Cremation has taken place, and as per Rosalie’s request, there will be no service. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).