Jose, age 85, passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital on May 6, 2019. He was Born to Joao Vales and Laurentina Correia on June 16, 1933 in Vila Franca Do Campo in São Miguel Açores Portugal and was the youngest of 3 children. Jose was a man who loved his family first and foremost, The Catholic Church, and the Country that gave him every opportunity to succeed; Canada.

Jose is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maria Octavia Vales; daughters, Ana and Cidalia (Terry); sons, Albert (Doris) and Danny (Meghann); grandchildren, Elissa, Krystle, Connor, Teagahn, Liam, Mattias and Declan; great-grandchildren, Emanuella, Caynin, Grayson, Hadley, and William Jose.

His hobbies included fishing, gardening, and watching his grandchildren play.

The Vales family would like to extend their gratitude to the entire Staff at Victoria General Hospital for their attentiveness and loving care in Jose’s final days.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00 am in Our Lady of Fatima Parish on 4635 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC. Burial to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Christina Couto

    We’re so sorry and send our deepest condolences to the family. Sr.Vales was one of a kind. Lots of fond memories having visitas with my parents. May he Rest In Peace. Lots of love to you all ❤️
    Christina (Couto) santos and family

  • Lucie Jackson and family

    Our family would like to express our deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Sr. Vales

  • Teresa Salema

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. I have such great childhood memories of your dad at Christmas time. He was a great person who will be missed. Hugs and our condolences Teresa (Salema) & Dimitri Evangelou

  • Antonio Pedro

    So sorry to hear about Jose’s passing.
    We grew up knowing the Vales family many.
    I have many memories as a child
    with our families visiting together.
    Jose was a very nice gentleman.
    My condolences to his family and may he rest is peace.
    Antonio Pedro

  • Doug McCandless

    He left this earth knowing he created a lasting and living legacy. Danny, I only know you and if he was anything like you or you like him, he was a fine man. My sincere condolences

  • Ana Andrade

    Thinking of you all this very sad time. My dad just loved your father, he was a great man. Our deepest condolences. Love Ana Galego-Andrade and Daniel Andrade.

  • Nelia Pacheco

    I am so so sorry for your loss. May the Peace of Christ be with you all. May he Rest in Sweet Peace. Please give hugs and kisses to your mom.

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