Stornoway Gazette, 11 December 1942
We regret to announce the death of a young Canadian pilot, Neil Maciver RCAF, who has been killed in action. Both his parents come from Lewis, his father from Laxdale, and his mother from Habost, Ness. Pilot Maciver was in Ness on leave a short time ago, visiting the old home of his parents. His home town is Calgary, Alberta, where his parents still live. He has a younger brother also in the Canadian Air Force, Pilot Norman Maciver. There were just the two sons in the family. Their father served in the last war and saw service in France as a piper with the 10th Calgary Highlanders of Canada. Mr and Mrs Norman Maciver paid a visit to Ness a few years ago,when Mr Maciver crossed to France, with some other war veterans for the unveiling of the memorial to the Canadians who fell in the last war. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Mr and Mrs Maciver in their great loss.