Benito M. Canales

October 14, 1935September 8, 2020

Benito Martinez Canales, age 84, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Benito was born on October 14, 1935 in Nixon, Texas to Pablo and Juana. On October 29, 1956 he married Louisa Ayala Hernandez in Bexar County, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother. He is survived by Louisa, his loving wife of 64 years, 6 children: Antonio (Lydia), Estella, Elizabeth, Pablo (Regina), Esther and Bobby, 2 sisters, 1 brother and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Benito was a loving husband to his wife and father to all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was friendly, kind and always willing to help. He was a hard worker who put his family first and he will be greatly missed.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Rosary

    Saturday, September 19, 2020



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Lupita Cavazos

September 19, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Canales Family.

As a resident of Crownhill Park I had the pleasure of meeting
Mr. Canales during my walks. He was always looking after the neighbors living in his area, picking up their newspaper, cutting their yard, watering their plants, walking his grandchildren, pulling Sofia in the little cart and kidding around.

Those are the memories that bring a smile to some of our faces and that is called humanity.

Mrs. Canales , Bobby and to the rest of the family I am so sorry for your loss.

Your neighbors Lupita and Ricardo

Destiny Canales

September 16, 2020

My grandpa Benito
I don’t know where to begin, I miss you so much! I miss going to visit and seeing you look out the window. I miss your smile and your warm hugs! I miss everything grandpa. I just wish I had one more day with you, one more day to say I love you, one more day to watch a basket ball or football game with you, one more day to watch old westerns of John Wayne or murder she wrote. I loved watching you take your walks or cut the grass, I loved stealing all your animal cookies or Hershey kisses. I wish you were here with me because everyday that your gone grandpa makes me so sad. I feel like I lost half of my heart and I’m missing a piece of me but I know you are in a better place and that god has gained a beautiful angel. I know you will watch over me grandpa and I’m going to stay strong for you!

Marc Gray

September 16, 2020

I'd like to offer my deepest condolences to the Canales family for the loss of their beloved husband, father and grandfather. May God comfort the family during this terrible time of grief and loss. He was a wonderful man and a great friend and neighbor to the Gray family. He was cheerful and kind and always showed great concern about my parents and myself. We were all fond of him and I will miss him greatly.

Michael Canales

September 9, 2020

So many memories of grandpa from being a kid. I remember going with my dad to Braun Station to see grandpa at work. I also would always see him in the stands at my high school football games. My best memories were going out to the ranch with him every spring break so many good times. Watched plenty of westerns with him think it rubbed off I catch myself watching them regularly. Grandpa was a very good man whom loved his family dearly. I will miss his stories about his working days.

I will most of all miss him very much.

Joseph Canales

September 9, 2020

When me and my brother were younger we will always visit, great grandpa and great grandma on sundays with my grandparents or dad he was always by the window in his favorite chair watching an old cowboy movie or sport games. I will truly miss great grandpa

Catherine Valadez

September 9, 2020

I remember watching a cowboy show with him and eating my lunch while in college. I remember him playing cars with my boys and asking them silly questions. He called my son Liam, Leen.

I was making a dish with salsa tonight and remembered his famous salsa he’d make with his chili pequines. I was too scared to try it because everyone said it was spicy. I remember him standing up from his favorite chair and looking out the window when my family and I would get to his house.

I’m going to miss seeing him in his favorite chair.

Ava Luther

September 9, 2020

He would always give me trinkets or make something. He once made me a chair when I was little. He was always sweet and kind. He would tell me to speak in Spanish for a joke. He had his favorite chair that he would watch T.V. in and would watch old western movies all the time. When I was sick one time he and my great grandma took care of me when my mom and dad were at work. He was the best great grandpa I could ask for in the world.

I'm gonna miss him.


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