Obituary of Tomielyn Summer (Haze) Twoyoungmen
February 6, 1996 – St. Paul, Alberta
November 15, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta
On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, we lost a young, beautiful, potential leader among the Stoney Nakoda Nation. Tomielyn Summer (Haze) Twoyoungmen left us to meet her beloved papa and mama, Jay and Lynne Eyma, and also her great ancestors. Summer is a fifth-generation descendant of Ozinja Thiha, Chief Jacob Bearspaw, a signatory to Treaty No. 7.
With her outgoing personality, she made friends everywhere she went and was in the process of rekindling friends on the powwow trail. She was a jingle dancer and really believed in the healing power of the jingle dance.
Her passion was to make the Stoney Nakoda reserve drug-free so that the up-and-coming generation will have a safe place and have a better chance to succeed in the world and to help heal those in addiction to recover. Being a recovering addict, she knew the inside world of drug use, and how prevalent it was on the reserve. She knew the conventional way of combatting the drug problem doesn’t address the extent of the drugs permeating the reserve.
Her phrase was, “You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results.” She had other ideas which antagonized others, but she understood that something different was needed to shake up conventional thinking and she did – to establish a bylaw to ban drug dealers, both non-nation and nation members. She also believed in land-based healing and teachings to help addicts. She was an activist and a warrior. She created a group Wa’ca’ga’ O’ko’no’gici’ya’ bi’ (Battle against drugs in the Stoney Nakoda Nation). She was also a member of Sober Crew Calgary helping those battling addiction, feeding them, and providing them with necessities. Sober Crew was her family. She grew up believing in the traditional ceremonies and culture of the Stoney Nakoda Nation. Summer left such an impact on her home reserve as well as other places as well as on social media. Her absence will be felt.
She was educated at Cochrane’s Glenbow Elementary, Midford Middle School, and St. Timothy High school, and graduated high school from Morley Community School. She received a certificate from a SAIT Office Administration Program. She was currently enrolled in an online course ABM College Addictions Support Worker program.
Summer is survived by her two sons, Kaz and Ziven; her father Tom Twoyoungmen; siblings, Georgette Rollinmud, Tammy Hunter, Andrea Rollinmud, Tanya (lssy) Twoyoungmen, Coralean Twoyoungmen, Tommy Twoyoungmen, Thomasina Poucette, Zane Snow, Trishtana Snow, and Felise Snow. She is also survived by on her paternal side, members of her adopted family, Jayenna Collins, Jaynel Fenton, Jaylene Knight, Bob Eyma, Chache Twoyoungmen, Benji Twoyoungmen; her uncles and aunts, Randy Twoyoungmen, and aunt Jackie Rider; her nephews, Japheth "Abo" Rollinmud, Boyevin Mark, Roddy Mark, Jordan Twoyoungmen, Tommy Twoyoungmen Jr., Joekim Twoyoungmen, Roy Scott-Twoyoungmen, Stryder Scott-Twoyoungmen, Marcus Scott–Twoyoungmen, Corbin Scott–Twoyoungmen, Sephora Rollinmud, Sharly Rollinmud, Miracle Mark, Jamie Twoyoungmen, Tamara Twoyoungmen, Stella Twoyoungmen, Tian Twoyoungmen, Alexandria Twoyoungmen, Jace Twoyoungmen, Christopher Twoyoungmen, William Twoyoungmen, Jennifer Twoyoungmen, Angelique Twoyoungmen, Alexia Twoyoungmen, Ezria Twoyoungmen, Bodeen Twoyoungmen, Larissa Twoyoungmen, Chassidy Twoyoungmen and Cleo Labelle. She is also survived by her cousins, Rebecca Dixon, Marina Dixon, Thomas Wildman Dixon, Stanley Dixon, Cassandra Labelle, Shirlena Twoyoungmen, Dennis Labelle, Calvin Labelle, Kelsey Labelle, Tia Labelle, Chantelle Labelle, Tyson Crawler, Conrad Crawler, Tanya Crawler, Aaron Crawler, Sanders Crawler and Rebecca Twoyoungmen. On her maternal side she is survived by her grandmother Clara Ruby Snow, aunties, Margaret (George) Snow and Glenda Snow; uncles, Tom ( Ping) Snow Jr., Hank ( Ilona) Snow and Bruce Snow, cousins, Merisha Snow, Wyonah ( Irvin) Wolftail, Sunshine Mark, Tomas ( Sholome) Snow, Kronan Snow, Clint Snow, Wahrym Snow; and special nieces and nephews, Cillyan Twoyoungmen, Mateo, Zandis, Blake and Edwin.
She was predeceased by her mother Carol Verna Snow, grandparents Tom and Sally Twoyoungmen, her younger sister Sara Charity Labelle, grandson baby Liam Darcy Todd Rollinmud, Mama Jaylynne Eyma, Papa Jay Eyma, and her aunts, Marlene Twoyoungmen, Kathleen Dixon and Roseanna Twoyoungmen, her grandfather Tom Snow Sr., her brother Dwight Snow, aunties, Winnie Snow, Ruby Snow and Violet Snow, her uncles, Dr. Rev. Chief John Snow, Wally Snow, Richard Snow, Michael Snow and Jake Snow.
Wake Services will be held at the Residence of Tom Twoyoungmen (Morley, AB) on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 and Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
Funeral Services will be held at Bearspaw Youth Centre (Morley, AB) on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Bearspaw Cemetery (Morley, AB). Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Tomielyn Summer (Haze) Twoyoungmen, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.