Ernesto Canales, 63, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 in a Aransas Pass hospital after a sudden illness. He was a welder for many years and a commercial fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reymundo "Rey" Canales.

He is survived by his son, Ernesto Canales, Jr. of Ingleside, Texas and his daughter, Elizabeth (Jack) Rouse of Spring, Texas, his mother, Oralia Canales of Ingleside, Texas, two brothers, Gilberto (Karen) Canales of Ingleside, Texas and Roel Canales of Realitos, Texas, two sisters, Diana (Patrick) Onley and Celeste (Timothy) Adams both of Aransas Pass, Texas, three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 4 p.m. that afternoon. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas. Burial will follow at Tienditas Cemetery in Tienditas Community. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc. entrusted with arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website www.mauropgarcia.com.