Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Netta (Janet) Macintyre's funeral service attracts 300
Celebrating Netta's Life:
the order of service for Netta's funeral service:
front and back cover
Netta as a young nurse:
the photo she gave Jimmy, her husband to be,
when they were courting
Netta Macintyre's funeral service was yesterday afternoon at Saint Bride's Church in Newtonmore. It attracted a congregation of 300 people – a clear demonstration of the affection and respect in which Netta was held. The congregation included over 60 of her extended family, friends from Inverness, Newtonmore and elsewhere, and people from her multitude of community work.
Poignantly the mourners included Edna Simpson, Netta's friend, who will be 100 this year and who was the recipient of the last letter that Netta wrote shortly before the pain and her cancer overcame her.
A extraordinary but fitting turnout – many of whom came onto the fine reception at The Highlander.
The Minister, the Reverend Catherine Buchan, delivered a lovely tribute showing how well she knew Netta. Catherine had visited Netta several times during her final days in Saint Vincent's Hospital in Kingussie.
The queue to get into the church
The congregation before the start of the service
– with places at the front reserved for the family
Family wreath on the coffin
The floral displays in the church
(above and below)
After the service: the hearse and the line of
mourners stretching up Glen Road, Newtonmore back to Saint Bride's