Adelina Ernestine “Tina” Canterbury, 70, of Brighton, Colorado died at home on August 12, 2019.
Tina was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be remembered fondly for her kindness, creativity and straightforward ”no BS” personality.
Born to parents Gilbert Trujillo and Juanita (Rivera) Trujillo in Clayton, New Mexico in 1948, Tina was raised in New Mexico, California and Colorado and graduated from Weld Central High School in 1966.
She enjoyed sharing her talent for sewing and quilting, teaching granddaughters and their friends, as well as her own adult friends, the craft she so loved.
A prolific cook, she also enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. Over the past few years she discovered a platform for sharing her culinary creations on social media and posting to Facebook became one of her favorite hobbies.
After high school, Tina began her long business administration-centered career as a bank teller, eventually spending most of her working years in the printing (where she met and worked with husband Bruce) and plastics manufacturing industries.
With her husband, Tina traveled the world, visiting Spain, Morocco, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. In later years she enjoyed visiting her daughter and granddaughter in Southern California at least once a year.
An avid collector and dealer of antiques and collectibles, she spent many of her “retired” years helping friends in their antique store and treasure hunting thrift stores, garage and estate sales. Her knowledge of the business led to her becoming an often sought-after consultant among fellow “antiquer” friends.
Also known for her green thumb (both indoors and outdoors), seekers of gardening and horticulture advice often called on her expertise.
Tina was preceded in death by her father and her husband Bruce Canterbury.
She is survived by her mother; siblings: Paul Trujillo and Vivian Ruth (Dean); children: Andrea Swayne (David), Diana Sena (Randy, dec.), Kris Griego, Robert Canterbury (Sandra); grandchildren: Madison Swayne (Christoph), Alaina Shilling (Christian), Miranda Sena, Vincent Sena, Alex Garcia, Rachel Bilagody, Taura Canterbury, Ian Canterbury; great-grandchildren: Sylvia Garcia, Evelyn Canterbury and Caroline Shilling.
A memorial celebrating her life will be held Monday, August 26, 2019, 11 a.m. at The Alli Event Center, 100 South 3rd Avenue in Brighton, Colorado.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
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