Mr. Anibal Reginaldo Canales Gonzalez, beloved husband of his lifetime love, Evangelina Guerra Canales, dedicated father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend was welcomed by our Lord into the kingdom of heaven on Monday, December 12, 2022, at the age of 98. Anibal was born on February 28, 1924 in Monterrey, N.L., México and resided in Laredo, Texas for over 75 years. He was an accomplished and hardworking entrepreneur who was full of wisdom and revered as a mentor to many; he was deeply admired and loved. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Mr. Canales moved to Laredo, Texas with his wife after they married on November 04, 1945. He worked tirelessly to begin his incredible career in the Transportation/ Freight Forwarding business. He was later joined by his loyal son Aristeo, who helped build it into a very successful business, along with his other children. Anibal became a Mexican Customs Broker (A.A.), an endeavor which expanded the accomplishments of their business. Two of his children, Guadalupe “Lupita" and Alfredo, are currently U.S. Customs Brokers and continue their father’s line of work.
Mr. and Mrs. Canales served in various charitable organizations. Anibal was Grand Master of the Masonic Order.
Anibal leaves a valuable legacy of love for life, God, his family, hard work, guidance, and a smile.
He was preceded in passing by his cherished wife of 65 years, Evangelina Guerra Canales and by his son, Anibal (Ana) R. Canales, Jr.
Left to treasure his memory are his loving children: Evangelina, Argelia (Earl) Le Roy, Enrique (Rose), Aristeo (Deborah), Abel, Guadalupe “Lupita”, Martha (Raymond) Hernandez, Ariadna “Ari” (David) Boubel, Americo (Randy), and Alfredo (Ana); as well as over 51 adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
We wish to thank all of our family, friends, and acquaintances that have expressed their condolences on the
loss of our dearly loved father.
After careful consideration, we have chosen to hold Private Services.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to: Shriners Hospitals for Children, www.lovetotherescue.org.
You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at: www.joejacksonfuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.