April 26, 1989 – October 30, 2009
“Isstiksinaa” (Thick Man)
It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Darren at the tender age of 20 years.
Darren was born in Strathmore. He lived in Bassano and Siksika. Since the age of 7 years he resided at his current residence at Hidden Valley Golf Resort on the Siksika Nation. He graduated from Bassano High School in 2008. His favourite past time was hanging out with his brother and friends who shared his many talents such as hockey, golf, card games, watching movies and playing his favourite game, X box NHL. Darren was known for his infections laugh and as an avid Sports enthusiast. Darren had strong traditional family values and work ethic, through his culture identity he listened to Pow Wow music especially to the Black Lodge Drum Group from the Blackfeet Nation, Montana. He balanced his life with family, friends, and work. At the time of his passing he was working Security at Hidden Valley Golf Resort.
He leaves to mourn his parents; Stewart and Shawn Own Chief who are so grateful for the gift of his life from Dora Running Rabbit; his sisters, Lynsey Own Chief (Marty), Sharmain and Sara his precious and cherished niece Teagyn; brothers; Niall, Cameron, Owen, Wyndall, Jack, Tillson and Daniel; girlfriend, Sarah Bertrand; grandparents; Floyd and Mavis Running Rabbit; numerous great uncles and great aunts, uncles and aunts, cousins and friends.
Wake services will be held at Sister Celine Memorial Parish Hall, Siksika Nation on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church Siksika Nation, on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Rev Gary LaBoucane OMI presiding. Graveside Service to follow at Crowfoot Cemetery Siksika Nation. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Darren Running Rabbit, a tree will be planted at Siksika Nation by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences