Shirley Floreen "Nan" Knibbs
1929 - 2022
Shirley Floreen "Nan" Knibbs
Visitation Information
April 21, 2022
Visitation Time
4-6 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
Private Interment
Burial Location
Bible Hill Cemetery, 41 Warren Drive, Bible Hill
Requested Charity
Charity of Choice
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Shirley Floreen "Nan" Knibbs – 92, Truro, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 18, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Great Village, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Susan (Perrin) Seaman.

Shirley worked for 46 years at Stanfield’s and volunteered for many years with the Ladies Auxiliary at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 26, Truro; she and her husband also volunteered together at the Legion in other roles as well. Shirley’s kitchen was always a hub of activity, baking goodies too numerous to mention and was famous for her biscuits which she shared the recipe with several people. She loved to dance and attended the dances at the Legion and other places, enjoyed bowling up until just a few years ago and playing cards, especially 45s.

She was a beautiful person, inside and out, who had a beautiful soul and feisty attitude! She absolutely loved being on the go, visiting with family and friends and she will be deeply missed.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Linda Mingo, Margaret Wilson, Kelly (Jim) Steeves; sisters, Susan Garnham, Dorothy (Colin) Goldrich, Millie (Julien) Stoltz; grandchildren, Patti (Darren) Moore, Jennifer Leon (Justin), Matthew McCarthy, Devin Wilson, Kelsie (Ryan) Pepler; granddaughter-in-law, Carla Mingo; several great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ronald James "Bubba" Knibbs; son, Larry McCarthy; grandson, Barry Mingo; son-in-law, Ronald Mingo; sisters, Janice Margaret, Jean, Inez in infancy; brothers, Calvin, Jack, Donald, Harold in infancy.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where Shirley’s family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022. Private interment in Bible Hill Cemetery. If so desired, donations in Shirley’s memory to charity of choice are welcomed. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Shirley’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Shirley Floreen "Nan" Knibbs