McElhinney (Bruce), Jean Florence - Age 84, Central Onslow, passed away on September 15, 2023, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. She was a daughter of the late Hector and Lillian (Wynn) Bruce. Jean was born on the family farm in Hilden, NS and was a resident of Central Onslow for 60 years.
Jean was a homemaker, but also worked for many years at the Truro Raceway and as the secretary at Onslow United Church. She met her husband, Walter, at a dance and the two of them danced the next 62 years away together until Walter's passing in May of 2022.
She loved trivia and was a wiz at crosswords, crypto-quotes, Trivial Pursuit, Reach for the Top and her favourite, Jeopardy.
Jean is survived by daughters, Margie (Bill) Andrews and Donna (Dennis) Gertridge; sons, Bruce (Sharon) McElhinney and Ian (Tania) McElhinney; daughter-in-law, Anne Marie LeBlanc; grandchildren, A.J. Andrews, Steven (Dew) Andrews, Brenden McElhinney, Sarah (Joe) McElhinney, Zachary McElhinney, Reid (Sierra) Gertridge, Drew Gertridge; great granddaughters, Jackie Andrews and Ultra Legacy. Also survived by sister, Joan (Rod) MacDonnell; brother-in-law, Gordon McKeen and nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Walter, she was predeceased by son, David; infant twin sons; sisters, Kathryn (Ed), Betty, and in infancy, Patricia.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean memory may be made to CEHHC “We Care About Cancer”, VON, or the SPCA.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. A private family service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com