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DARREN LEE OTTERTAIL (Ogiimaa-Waaiitung) (Waasii)

It is with great sorrow that the family of Darren Ottertail announces his sudden passing on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 in Kenora, Ont.

Darren was born on Dec. 22, 1970 in Lac La Croix First Nation, Ont. to Ralph Sr. and Joan Ottertail. He was raised in Lac La Croix First Nation, graduating from high school there.

Darren loved art and was an incredible artist. He also took a course to learn to hunt and guide; he was very proud that on his first trip, they caught a large moose.

Darren always was willing to lend a hand, especially to his parents.

He leaves behind his parents, Ralph Sr. and Joan Ottertail; siblings, Ralph Jr., Dawn (Darren), Cory, Christopher, and Troy (Patsy); and his children, Selena and Kara and Crystal, and her children, Aaliyah and Sydney.

He also leaves behind a large extended family, including the Ottertail, Geyshick, and Whitefish families.

Darren was predeceased by his grandparents, Willie and Lizzie Ottertail and John and Doris Whitefish.

A traditional wake will be held Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at noon at the Ottertail residence in Lac La Croix First Nation.

A traditional funeral service will follow on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.

The pallbearers will be Darren's family and friends.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

Online condolences may be offered at www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com