Funeral service for the late Elaine Maria Goretti ‘Gora’ MacNeil, 59, Inverness, was held July 20 in Stella Maris Church, Inverness, with Father Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Ms. MacNeil died July 16, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital.
Born July 9, 1960, in Inverness, she was a daughter of the late Dan. C. and Catherine Isabel (Walker) MacNeil. She was a member of Stella Maris Parish and Choir, Inverness Prayer Group and spent many years volunteering to sit with the elderly in Inverness Hospital and Inverary Manor. She enjoyed music, both singing and playing guitar, swimming and spending time at the beach. She often spoke of her prayer group family and involvement with the church.
She is survived by daughter, Melissa (Daniel) MacLennan, Inverness; son, Phoenix Harper, Sydney; partner and best friend, John Roy (Jack) Wiswell; his son, Jackson Matthews; four grandchildren, Lucas, Isabella, Tanner and Charlie Shay; four sisters, Augusta (late Steve) Parker, Alberta; Rose (Frank) MacDonald, Inverness; Lorraine (Michael) Webb, Inverness; Shay (Donnie) MacDonnell, Inverness; four brothers, John Dan (Isabel) MacNeil, Cregnish; Campbell (Jeanie) MacNeil, Inverness; Blaise (Bernadine Reeb) MacNeil, Ontario; Damian MacNeil-Walsh, Alberta; many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Catherine Ann MacNeil, Donna Marie MacNeil-Walsh.
Memorial donations may be made to Stella Maris Parish, Inverness, or Central Inverness Palliative Care Society.
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