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Obituaries » Gary A Many Guns
June 15, 1948 - March 2, 2018
MANY GUNS – Gary Andrew Many Guns (Apai tsik kun niista) White Weasel Buffalo Calf passed peacefully surrounded by his family on March 2, 2018 at the age of 69 years old. He will be missed by his children: Dino Olds, Roberta (Rufus) Old Woman, Miles (Ethel) Old Woman, Joyce Mountain Horse, Bettina Chief Moon, Patty Mountain Horse, Colin (Beulah) Mountain Horse, Joey (Connie) Mountain Horse, Joe (Helen) Spotted Bull Kainai; siblings: Rex, Clayton, Adrian (Elizabeth) Big Old Man, Jaylene (Randy), Roslyn, Harvina (Rudy) Tartsah, Priscilla Three Suns, Ann Marie (Leonard) Good Eagle and Debbie Pederson.
He was predeceased by his wife Marlene Mountain Horse, his parents Phillip and Ada (Nee Backfat) Many Guns; his children: Lawrence Old Woman, Ada Old Woman and Denise Mountain Horse, Joe Chief Moon; Siblings: Angeline Bear Chief, Terry Many Guns, Wayne Many Guns, Roger Many Guns and Sonia Many Guns; Family: Many Guns, Back Fats, Red Guns, Big Tobaccos, Blacks, Medicine Shields, Scalp Locks, Bull Bears. Gary also had an unconditional love for his many nieces, nephews and adopted children, too many to mention. The family would like to apologize if we have missed any families.
Gary was born at the Blackfoot Hospital on June 15, 1948 into a farming/ranching family which he had so dearly loved before he started school at the Old Sun Residential School. After school, he went back to his love of ranching for many years where he started his own family.
Although, he had some storms in his life, one of which led him to meet the love of his life Marlene and building a life in Kainai. He followed the old Blackfoot traditions and culture.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Unit 66 from South Health Hospital, Calgary, for their care, patience, and understanding.
The wake service will be at the Gordon Yellowfly “Piiksa Pi” Memorial Arbour in Siksika Nation on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM. A funeral will be at 1 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018. Graveside at the Little Chicago Cemetery in Siksika. Feast will follow.