Vera Doris MacNEIL

Peacefully, on May 12, 2023, Mrs. Vera MacNeil left this world to start a new adventure. She was 100 years of age. Vera is lovingly remembered by her six children: Patrick (Myra) of Langley, B.C., Sherry (Ben) Eastwood of Edmonton, Michael (Barb) of Kelowna, B.C., Kathy Helmig of Sherwood Park, Cam “Sam” (Kathy) of Sherwood Park, Neil (Kirsten) of Spruce Grove, as well as 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and her “coffee-lady” Janice MacNeil.

Vera was predeceased by her husband Murdoch “Mac” in 2006, daughter Susie in 2012, two grandsons: Luke in 2017 and Taylor in 2021.

A celebration of Vera’s life will be taking place on Friday, June 16, 2023 from 2PM to 6PM at Laurier Heights Community Hall. Full details here

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  1. Pam & Terry Junck

    Heartfelt sympathy and comfort to you all. She was always so hospitable and ready for a chat and laughter. She was a true Matriarch and I know how much she was loved and cared for. You have so many precious memories- I hope these help you heal through this hard time of grief. Big hugs to you all🙏🏻💞💜

  2. Betty Little

    So very sorry to have to say goodbye to Vera. She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful family.

  3. Janis Thomson

    So sorry for your loss. Nanny was a well loved woman by one and all. My thoughts are with you all. I remember many happy times with her ❤️

  4. Jennifer Pagonis

    Aww pretty little Auntie! Yellowknife is missing their first Miss Yellowknife already! Love you ❤️

  5. Andy Jarema

    Just thinking of the older sibs in the MacNeil clan; reminiscing about the old Oliver neighborhood & our surrogate mom to all who dropped in over those years! God bless you, Vera ! Always, I remember: a happy soul – one tough cookie raising that brood ! Thoughts & prayers with you all!


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