MANY FINGERS, Delbert “Sonny”

Posted: October 9th, 2021


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dad, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, and nephew Delbert “Sonny” Many Fingers, on October 5, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his grandchildren, children, and family. Sonny fought a short battle with cancer. Sonny was born on October 9, 1957, to Clarence (late) and Mildred (nee Many Fingers) Melting Tallow. A brother to: Jeff, Andrew (Cindy), Barry, Lee Boy and his sister Debbie. Sonny was raised as a Kiipiitapoka by his maternal grandparents (late) Albert Sr. and (late) Margaret Many Fingers. And indeed, he was very spoiled by grandma especially. Auntie Sylvia cared for him also when mom was in the hospital and the two were very close as Sonny would often go home with auntie to help her with mending or painting fences, small reno work, mow, and being an all round handy man. He attended school at the St. Mary Residential, Lavern, Hillspring, Glenwood, and Cardston. He took various trades and was a laborer for many years and a facilitator for the Blood Tribe Social Development (BRTI). In 1983, he married his best friend (late) Tammy Creighton and was blest with three beautiful daughters: Stacey (John), Sonya (Brian), and Kyla. He was further blest with beautiful grandchildren: Tyrese, Shale, Keanu, Brayden, Mackenzie, Roan, Kya, Alex, and Ryker. Godson: Julian White Feathers. He had numerous nephews, nieces, and many cousins.

He is also survived by his uncles: Herbert (late Mary Rose) and Burton (Virna) Many Fingers. Aunties: Clara (Mike) Sigurdur, Sylvia (late Punch) Tailfeathers, Roseanne (late Gordon Heavy Shields) and Marie (Don) Shade). Predeceased by his sisters: Karen and Leanne; his brother Todd; maternal and paternal grandparents; Uncles: Albert Jr., Gordon (Loretta), Les Tallow and Evans Melting Tallow. Nephew: Kashtin. Also, many cousins, one being (late) Lyndsay Many Fingers that he grew up with and were the best of cousin Friends. His son in laws: Niven and Simon. Our apologies if we missed anyone.

The wake service will be held on October 12, 2021, at the Tanner Senior’s Center, Cardston, from 6 – 10 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on October 13, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary Immaculate Conception Church, Blood Reserve. (Due to covid restrictions, 50 people only). Interment to take place at the Pioneer Cemetery, Lavern.

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