Obituary of Darnell “ONETYME” Robert Many Heads
June 10, 1987 – Calgary - April 30, 2022
(34 Years Old)
It is with a heavy heart that the family of Darnell Robert Many Heads announce his sudden passing on April 30, 2022, in Calgary, AB.
Darnell was born at Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary, AB and lived in the city the majority of his life with his mom and siblings. He lived with his grandma Cecilia in Siksika while attending his junior high school years at the Siksika Nation High School. Darnell was the youngest of Arlene’s children and the oldest of Horton’s children.
Prior to Darnell’s passing he was employed as a roofer in the construction industry; previously he worked for his uncle, Daryl Jerace, as a drywaller and with his cousin, Cody Jerace, who he took as a brother.
Darnell’s favorite pasttimes were singing, poetry and playing basketball. He would record his music on YouTube under the name “OneTyme” and would write his poetry when he could. He played a game of basketball with whoever he met up with and in his younger years he would be seen walking around with a basketball. Darnell was a member of the Siksika Junior High School Eagles basketball team.
Darnell will be remembered for his smiling face, friendliness, and humble nature, even through his trying times. His grandma, Cecilia, named him “Smiling Jack”. We will miss Darnell very much but knowing that he is united with family he missed so much gives us peace.
Darnell came from a large family; leaving to mourn his loss are his sons, Xavier and Zerey Pooyak; and the mother of his children, Ashley Pooyak; maternal family include his mother, Arlene Many Heads and stepfather, Peter Eng; his siblings, Raymond, Lindsay and Tracy (Roland) Many Heads; his traditional siblings, Mataya Many Heads, Cody Jerace and Colby Many Heads; his uncle, Ron (Terrylene) Many Heads; his aunties, Lana Many Heads, Dyan Breaker, Jackie Weasel Fat, and Jennifer (Bernie) Many Heads; paternal family include his father, Horton Olds and stepmother Ervina Black Kettle; his siblings, Brandon and Chanelle Black Kettle, Autumn Black Kettle-Olds, Darius Olds, and Jay-Lynn McMaster; his grandma, Rose Red Gun; his uncles, Rufus (Carmen), Jordon (Wanda), Dion (Sherlene) and Clayton Red Gun; his aunties, Eulalia Running Rabbit, Lavina Cross Guns, Jeanette (Glenda) Many Guns, Julie and Nena Red Gun. His extended families include the Many Bears, Many Heads, Many Guns, Olds, Red Gun, Smith, Good Eagle, Yellow Fly, Poor Eagles, Duck Chief, Running Rabbit, Crowfoot, Fox, Three Suns, Back Fat, Wolf Leg, Royal, Cutter, Scout, Strangling Wolf, Pantherbone, and Weasel Head. If we missed anyone we apologize as Darnell had many relatives.
Darnell was predeceased by his grandparents from both families, Jasper Sr. Many Heads, Cecilia Many Heads, Clifford and Rosaline Many Guns, and Harry Red Gun; his aunties and uncles, Jasper Jr. and Anne Many Heads, Rosemarie Many Heads, Thomas Sr. Many Guns, Wayne Cowboy Many Guns, Rick Running Rabbit, Romeo Red Gun, and Twila Alston; his cousin, Lance Jerace, who he took as his older brother; numerous extended aunts, uncles, and cousins too many to mention.
Wake will be at Jackie Weasel Fat’s residence in Siksika, Map 4 (North Camp Community), NCR195 on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Funeral will be at Holy Trinity Church in Siksika at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, with Father Long Vu presiding. Burial will be at Many Bears Cemetery, feast to follow at Jackie Weasel Fat’s place. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Darnell Many Heads, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.