In Memoriam: Heather Neal, former Best Video manager and beloved friend

Heather_Neal_WebBest Video is saddened to announce the passing of Heather Neal at the age of 48 on July 27 after a long illness. Heather had been living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Heather worked at Best Video from 1991-2002, when she returned to the British Isles. For much of that time she was the store manager, keeping the operation running with efficiency and unsurpassable charm. She was a beloved friend of other staff members, customers and neighbors in the Hamden community.

Always a witty presence with a sparkle in her eyes, Heather was an accomplished photographer, singer and violinist. In her long struggle with her illness, she was a shining example of courage and grace.

Heather leaves behind her two sons Oscar, 19, and Isaac, 15, who are living in Edinburgh with their father and her former husband Ray Neal.

Heather Neal will be deeply missed by all who knew her.