Elena "Lena" Patricia HAMMOND (née Gleeson)

On 10th July, 2023 at Warrnambool.

Much loved wife of John (dec.).

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Anne and Michael, Michael, and Jacinta.

Adored nana of Liam and Hayley, Matthew and Gabrielle, Jarrod and Melanie, Travis and Chantelle, Phillip and Sarah.

Great nana Lena of Ned and Jack (both dec’d), Matilda, Ava, Ruby, Amelia, William, Eloise, Campbell, Quinn, Neve and Finley.

Loved ‘Lena’ of Bernadette and Mark.

Aged 93 years

Funeral Notice

ServiceJuly 14, 2023 - 11:00 am56-60 Verdon Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park

Family and friends of ‘LENA’ are invited to attend a Service at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on FRIDAY (July 14) commencing at 11am. The cortège will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Warrnambool Cemetery. Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage for livestream access or to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. Love to the family happy memories of William Street a lovely lady . Sandra Neave (cullen)

    Sandra Neave July 14, 2023
  2. To Dear Mick and family
    Our Love and thoughts are with you on the passing of your dear Mum, Nan and Great Nan a life well lived. Now captured in all of your hearts are very fond memories and experience shared with Lena. What a amazing women she was. Love from the McGregor Family x0

    Julie McGregor July 14, 2023
  3. Great memories of working with Lena on Ward 7.Will miss running into Lena in town and having a good chat.
    RIP Lena

    Clare Bloom July 14, 2023
  4. Deepest sympathy to Anne, Michael, Jacinta and families.
    What wonderful memories I have of growing up with your family across the road.
    Rest in peace Lena.
    Love Maree (Pola)

    Maree Carman July 13, 2023
  5. Lena thank you for all your guidance when I was a young green midwife and for the advice later in my career. You will always be fondly remembered and loved.

    Janet (Myers) Dunn July 13, 2023
  6. Lena’s Family,
    Memories of midnight talks at Mid floor, the practical tips. A lady who remembered all she encounted in life.
    Susan (Clark) Rowbottom

    Susan Rowbottom July 13, 2023
  7. Thoughts and prayers to you Anne Michael Jacki and all your families. We have been so fortunate to have had Aunty Elena in so many parts of our lives her wisdom passion strength and genuine love of life will never be forgotten So many memories to be shared always
    Loretta Mick and family

    Loretta Roberts July 13, 2023
  8. Lena, you were my favourite aunty and my godmother. Thanks for the many unforgettable Christmas holidays I spent at your happy household, RIP, Greg Gleeson

    Greg Gleeson July 13, 2023
  9. RIP Lena, you are very special lady who absolutely didn’t like to put anyone out or cause a fuss, which you never did! I was surprised to find out that you knew my late mother’s family and enjoyed conversations of your early nursing days. You will be remembered with fondness. Heartfelt condolences to Lena’s family.

    Kathy Snell (Ex EO Heatherlie Homes) July 12, 2023
  10. Aah Lena, not only were you a lovely person but also a great and canny golfer. Thanks for all your golfing support and insights.

    You will be sadly missed

    My condolences to Anne and all your family.

    Best regards Margaret Sinnott

    Margaret Sinnott July 12, 2023
  11. Mum,

    I continue to be in awe and overwhelmed at times, by the love generated and joy you bought to so many with the way you lived your life, helped those in need of some mothering/friendship and/or they needed your skills as a midwife.

    I share Mary’s story re mum, but have to say, it is one I hear several times a day whilst preparing a celebration of the great life you led.

    My mum passed away peacefully in her sleep early last Monday morning, just as she wished.

    The staff at the hospital were amazing with their compassion , empathy and skill.

    It has been a great time with mum and one for my memory bank.

    The stories continue to come forth about her skill, compassion, pragmatism, generosity, courage and caring as a midwife, colleague, grandmother, mother, great grandmother, friend, MIL and Aunty- (not in any order)

    Your activity as a midwife continues to astound us and makes us even more proud to be your children grandchildren and great grandies.

    One story I will share comes from one of mums great friends.

    For over 7 years they had lunch on a Sunday at one or other of our sporting clubs here in the town.

    They had their meals, then did some finger exercising on the pokies. (Love this description Mary)

    Mary mentioned that, not a Sunday would go by, in all the 7 years they did this, that mum wasn’t approached by someone, enthusiastically pronouncing respectfully and in awe “Is this Sister Hammond?“ Then went on to always say – Thank-you to mum and explain how she saved her, the person who was talking, or was there assisting her to have a safe delivery of their baby, and/or on numerous occasions, they would become a little emotional as she, through her skill and determination, had actually saved their baby.

    Mary said mum remembered all these women and their children and, an enthusiastic conversation would continue with mum adding to the story in away that continued to make these woman feel special.

    Mary said at one time, Annie, I said to your mum “Lena you must have delivered at least half of Warrnambool”

    I can say not a day has gone past since this all started on 7th July that, I, like Mary, have not had someone talk to me about mum this way.

    It is amazing to know how valued she is and how humble she was.

    There is a tremendous amount we could write about mum’s life and the courage she had to live it her way, but remember Annie “No fuss” as if I ever did everything my mum said LoL

    I just hope that the other side is as we discussed ie. one that you have dad, Aunty O all your family and great friends to help you and that you have been able to give your great Grandies Ned and Jack the biggest huge and kisses

    Xxx your “What are you up to now Annie “

    Annie Murphy July 12, 2023
  12. Sending love to Anne, Michael,Jacinta and families. Lovely family memories of William Street. Lynn,Locky and Family

    Lynn Eccles July 11, 2023
  13. My dear friend Lena, many happy hours spent on the golf course. Lots of stories told over the years. Deepest sympathy to Anne, Michael and Jacinta.
    Rest in Peace.
    Love from Barbara Madden

    Barbara Madden July 11, 2023