Helena Mathieson Harford (née Smith) June 22, 1906 - August 03, 2004 Funeral arrangements by Sands Funeral Chapel (Colwood) HARFORD Helena Mathieson (Lena) Peacefully on August 3rd, 2004, Lena passed away after a long and fulfilling life of 98 years. Born on June 22, 1906 in Aberdeen, Scotland, Lena immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was 5 years of age. Her parents farmed in Hargreave, Manitoba where she met her husband. Lena and Basil farmed until 1936 and then moved to Victoria with their three sons. During the war years, while her husband and eldest s on served, she worked in the shipyards. In the years following the war, Lena did great service to the community of Langford. She belonged to several service clubs including a lifetime membership in Branch 91 Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Auxilliary. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, kind and caring nature, generosity and the great love she had for her family. Lena was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Jeanne; sister, Ellen; brother, Dick; beloved husband, Basil; youngest son, Jim; daughter-in-law, Shirley and infant twin daughters Mary and Dorothy. She is survived by her two sons, Buzz (Belle) and Rod (Claire) and daughter-in-law, Ina. Also 7 grandchildren; Heather (Steinar), Doug ( Brenda), Kerry (Marilyn), Debbie (John), Sharon (Joe), Jeanne (Gary) and Donald (Gloria) and 14 great- grandchildren, Shaun, Nolan, Danica, Michael, Justin, Meghan, Lindsay, Conor, John, Sarah, Taylor, David, Logan and Lauren and extended family and special friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Derek Smith and the staff at Fir Cottage for their wonderful care of our Mother during the last five years. “We Will Always Love You Nan” Family and friends may pay their respects at Sands West Shore Chapel on Thursday, August 5, 2004 between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. Funeral service will be held in Sands West Shore Chapel 317 Goldstream Avenue, on Friday, August 6, 2004 at 11:00 am with Rev. Gordon Thurston officiating. A reception will follow in the Arbor Reception Center. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heritage Woods, 567 Goldstream Avenue, V9B 2W4.