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Hermilio M. Canales

January 13, 1926 ~ March 16, 2019 (age 93)

Hermilio  Mendoza Canales was born on a January 13, 1926  in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was the son of  Candido Canales and Hermelinda Mendoza. Hermilio was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

For over 29 years Hermilio worked for Kaiser Permanente as a Housekeeper. His pastimes included: gardening, tinkering and spending time with his grandchildren.  Family was the center of Hermilio’s life.

On Saturday, March 16, 2019 Hermilio passed away in Rialto, California. He was proceeded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years Maria Luisa Canales.  Hermilio will  forever be loved and cherished by his beloved family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Leticia Pacheco and her husband Javier; son, Jose Canales; daughter, Beatriz Parmley and her husband Gary; grandchildren, Alejandro, Yvette, Gabriela, Jessica, Jonathan, Justina, Alyssa and Arianna; great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Elias, Ethan, Emelia, Ariel, Dominic, Avea, Sebastian, Jayden, Cambria and Jacob; as well as numerous other family members and close friends.

I'm Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I've found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My Life's been full, I savoured much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch,

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.

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