Lena spent most of her life in Vineland, Ont. She was a wiz at raising gloxinia and African violets, doing embroidery, and spoiling her family with cooking and baking. Lena grew up reading and believing God’s Word. She enjoyed church life. Tante Lena showered love on her nieces and nephews, who adored her. She spent time with them and offered treats and gifts on Sunday afternoons, vacations, birthdays, and Christmas. On the way home from school, they’d hope to see her gold Nova on their yard. She often asked visiting nieces and nephews to pick produce from her large garden for supper or dessert. Lena cared for her parents in their old age. She took a 3-year hiatus from her work as a counsellor at Bethesda Home to take care of her mother after a stroke. She felt privileged to own a car and served others well into her older years by driving friends and seniors to appointments, stores, and restaurants. She lived at the Mennonite Home for Seniors for her last 10 years.