A nice find at a sad time, Andy.
But rather than digitise the slides by ‘traditional’ scanning I recommend carefully (e.g. ensuring they are flattish, evenly backlit and parallel to the camera) photographing them with a DSLR, or mirrorless equivalent, and macro lens.
I have found it easily surpasses my two middle range film scanners , and I have been told it also surpasses the much revered, but rare, Nikon Coolscan. And it’s much much faster. Many YouTuber’s attest to this.
I am thinking of dpoing a mmini dempo of the technique to the club,