Geraldine Mary BRUCE

9 September, 193610 July, 2020

Geraldine (Kelly) Bruce September 9, 1936 – July 10th , 2020 passed away peacefully in Toronto, she was born in Mt. Arlington Heights/ Long Harbour, Newfoundland. Predeceased by her parents Bill & Marcella (Murphy) Kelly, her son Hughie Bruce, & sister Marcie (Kelly) Harris. Gerry is survived by her be-loved daughter Pierrette Donaghy, three grand-children Billie Donaghy , Hugh Donaghy in Toronto, Chantelle (Dave ) Harris & Great grandson Grayson Harris in Clarenville, NL ,along with her many nephew & nieces . Sisters Stella Murray , Stellarton, Nova Scotia & Helen Murray , Mt Pearl, NL, brother Bill (Ella) Kelly, Brother-in-law : Ray Harris, Alberta , James Procher (Billie’s Fiancé). Can’t forget these special people who were always there for her Marie King, Theresa Ritter, along with Mollie Dreaddy. Gerry loved life to the fullest , music, bingo, family members and many friends. She loved to brighten the lives of others with her unceasing kindness and pleasant smile. Our hearts have been deeply saddened with her loss and we will always cherish her tenacity with charm, grace & undying love. Cremation has taken place and a family celebration will be held in Long Harbor, NL when it is safe to travel. Burial will be with her son Hughie in Long Harbour, NL. FOREVER alive in our hearts and our love, rest in peace , loving Mom & Nana . We love you. Pierrette , Billie, & Hugh xox The family and staff of Paul O’Connor Funeral Home encourage people to post their condolences, share photos, and tributes by visiting the online memorial guestbook at


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Theresa Bruce

27 July 2020

Pierette and family! My deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was really a great lady. May she rest in peace.

" is in dying that we are born to eternal life."

Regina Bruce

27 July 2020

Pierette & family. I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom! I have such great memories of visiting you and your family in Bishops Falls. We always felt so welcomed. Your mother was always so kind to us and very patient with us! She was one in a million. She is now soaring with the angels and her pain is no more. Hugs and kisses to you and your family during this difficult time. xoxo

Sherry Murray

20 July 2020

Pierette, I am so sorry for your loss. When I think of Aunt Gerry I remember her laugh, so full of joy. I always loved to see her
and be around her energy. Keeping you in my thoughts. The prayers I leave up to Mom! Love you! - Sherry

Paul Bartlett

20 July 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you and yours.
Paul, Michele and Family

Pierrette Donaghy

19 July 2020

Dear mom, there aren’t words enough to express what u mean to me at this time. You’ve departed with no words left unsaid & I will be forever grateful for that & the fact that I got to say everything to you before you took your last breath On this earth. Not everyone gets that opportunity., so I feel blessed. Your undying love for me never wavered ever throughout my life & I know how lucky I am to have had you for my mom. Everything I am, I owe to you & I thank you for all that you have taught me, especially your kindness & compassion for others, it was endless. My heart is broken right now but I’m also relieved that you are no longer suffering like you were, you deserved so much better than what u got but now I’m sure you are dancing in paradise with Hughie & our other loved ones who have passed over to the other side. You’re a true warrior & my hero. R.I.P. my beautiful mama. I will love you forever. 👩‍👧❤️

Helen Murray

19 July 2020

The pain of loss of a family member reflects on how deeply our hearts have loved. I will treasure the beautiful memories we had growing up and spending time together at Gerry’s home. She had a heart of gold and I’m so proud she is my sister. So Pierrette, Billie and Hughie, it’s sad to lose her but she is at peace. Keep those memories close to you. She is an angel in heaven dancing and watching over you ❤️

Perry Harris

18 July 2020

Always a smile and open arms... always an open door and a home cooked meal. A ride when I needed one and a bed to sleep in when I set out to start my journey into adulthood. How many jokes did we tell. It was not just for me, but for all of us that you gave and gave of yourself. You brought joy into everyone's life. You will always be remembered.

Brian Bartlett

18 July 2020

Pierrette and family
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.
Our condolences.
Brian and Kathy Bartlett

Barney Murphy

17 July 2020

One of the most amazing people I've had the pleasure to have known. A true gem of a person. I am blessed to have had you in my life . Rest in peace cousin. ❤

Susan Pahad

17 July 2020

Fraser and I only met your Mom a few times, Pierrette, but it was obvious where you got your natural warmth and ease with people as she was just that way. A lovely lady. If she was a great Mom to you, you returned it by being such a wonderful daughter to your Mom. May she rest in peace. XOXO

Sue & Fraser