Maria Dolores Canales

1944 - 2017

Maria Dolores Canales, 72, was born on June 20, 1944 in Victoria, Texas to Alfonso Uresti & Susanna Ortiz and was called home to be with her Lord and Savior while surrounded by her loving family on May 8, 2017 in Houston, Texas . Maria leaves behind to cherish her memories her sons, Thomas Canales & wife Diana and Victor Canales, Jr. & wife Margaret; her daughters, Tina Canales & husband Tony and Denise Gongora & husband Alfred; her brothers, Alfonso Uresti, Jr. and Rodolfo Uresti; her sisters, Linda Shell, Diana Cano, Anita Alegria, Theresa Ortiz and Virginia Sanchez; her 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. Maria will be dearly missed by all of those who shared her in life.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5pm to 9pm with a Rosary being recited at 7pm at The Compean Funeral Home Main Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (7250 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011). Rite of Committal will follow in Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery.

  1. Maria Rodriguez Ramon aka VOCA

    3 months ago  

    Thank you for being a great teacher and an inspiration to all. You will be greatly missed. But knowing that you are always with us in spirit will be a blessing. May your journey to heaven be pleasing in knowing that we will carrying on. With love from me and my family.
    Love you, MOMO

  2. John M. Guevara

    3 months ago  

    The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.I feel unable to find words of comfort for your pain, but we wish to express our deep regret at the loss you have suffered. John M. Guevara &family

  3. Vilma Garza

    3 months ago  

    My condolences to the family and her children. I had the privilege of working with Dolores many years ago. She left a lasting impression on me. I have nothing but fond and memorable memories. She was an amazing woman. Her smile was contagious. She will always live in my heart.
    You must know how deeply saddened I was over your loss. Your mom was a dear friend and I dare say she was like a older sister, even like a mom to me. I will miss her very much.
    I could always rely on her whenever I needed help, that she was always so willing to help me with. I came to trust her judgment and wisdom. I will always cherish the life experience I had with your mom.
    My deepest sympathies!
    Love Vilma Garza

  4. Irene castillo

    3 months ago  

    Just wanna dend my condolences from my family to yours . I cant i magine what u all are going through. But i can say im so sorry. I pray God give u all strength to get through this .

  5. Joe & Yolanda Rosas

    3 months ago  

    May the peace and love of the Lord and your family and friends help you through the difficult days ahead. And may the perpetual light shine upon Dolores always. May she forever RIP. We are sorry Canales family that we can not be there with you but will always keep you in our prayers.

  6. Grace Gonzales

    3 months ago  

    Mamma Canales, I love you and you had a heart of gold. My memories of you as a school teacher and an Mother figure. Thank you for your loving attributes, and to Tina,Denise,Tommy and Victor. Thank you for sharing your Mom with so many people and Me too. I love the Canales family. I want to remember those good tangible memories of Mamma Canales. My condolences and heartfelt prayers. Grace Gonzales

  7. Veronica Uresti

    3 months ago  

    Miss you Aunt Lole, I will always cherish our memories.

  8. Roman Leal

    3 months ago  

    Our prayers and condolences go out to the family. Losing your sister, mother, and/or grandma is never easy. While you they are resting in Place our Heavenly Father has prepared for them, it is still hard.

    Please know that we are here for you and our prayers are with you. I wish we could be there to celebrate her life with you but my current health unfortunately is not cooperating. If there is anything I could for you please let me know. God Bless the Leal Family.

  9. Santos chacon

    3 months ago  

    Our condolences to all of the family. Pedro and Santos Chacon, our prayers for strength through these times of sorrow. God Bless.

  10. Carmen Huerta Galvan

    3 months ago  

    May Ms. Dolores rest in heaven with herhealthy and beautiful body. Love to the whole family.

    My deepest condolence

  11. Chris ordonez

    3 months ago  

    To my 2nd family there are no words to express what I’m feeling. Thank you for always making me feel welcome. & the memories I have that will forever be in my heart. It brings me much sadness but only for the physical & it brings me much joy knowing we will see each other one day & that there is no more pain. You left such an impact on so many of us & for that we will forever be grateful. RIP Mrs. Canales we love you & your beautiful family . With much love & respect ~Chris♥️

  12. Barry and Linda Strittmatter

    3 months ago  

    Delores, you were bigger than life to your friends and family. You have sculpted many lives during your teaching years and have a living legacy. Our blessings on you and your family.

  13. Maria Barrientos

    3 months ago  

    Mama Canales your loss is so hard for many of us..you were such a big part of my life and my family’s. You will truly be missed but I know you are in our Father’s Glory Rest In Peace Mama Canales…

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