Kaylem Melting Tallow

November 28, 2000 ~ December 16, 2022 (age 22) 22 Years Old


MELTING TALLOW (BIG SNAKE), Kaylem “Sipitopi” (Night Sitter) was born on November 28, 2000 in Calgary, Alberta. He was suddenly taken from us on Friday, December 16, 2022 at Siksika Nation at the age of 22 years. Kaylem was a ‘Kipiitaipooka” which meant he was raised by his grandparents Bonnie and Butch. He was raised in Siksika and made a lot of friends throughout his life.  He was an avid gamer and was well known for his gaming achievements.  An accomplishment he was very proud of was his graduation from Siksika Nation High School in 2015.  He held many different jobs in Siksika as a Community Worker, Youth Mentorship and Public Works.  Anyone who knew Kaylem knew he was a gentle giant with a kind heart who had a humorous nature.  He was a respectful young man who loved his family and friends.  Kaylem’s protective presence will be missed especially by his Papa, his sister, brothers, niece, and baby nephew. 

Kaylem leaves behind his mother Kaylee, his ‘Papa’ Francis (Butch) Wolfleg, grandpa Rex Many Guns, auntie/big sister Dalaree (Nick), his sisters; Hannah (Mattias), Miracle, and Bonnie, his brothers; Simon, Louis, Alejandro, and Terry, his nieces Melanie and Araya Sunshine, his nephew Colson. As well as aunties and uncles Darlas, Lisa, Chip, Kennedy (Mick), Jodi (Jackson), Kerri (Tasheena), cousins; Dazareth, Darius, Justin, Camille, Abby, Lainey, Sheila, Lex, Marcus, Daryl, Keagan, Jax, Taevyn.  He is also survived by his dad Jayde Melting Tallow, paternal grandmother Marie, paternal aunts and uncles.  Including extended families Big Snake, Breaker, Doore, Running Rabbit, Duck Chief, Crane, Spring Chief, Own Chief, Good Eagle, Drunken Chief, Poor Eagle, Crane Bear, Many Heads, Leather, Wolfleg, Crow Chief, Three Suns, and from the United States families St. Goddard, Rides At The Door, Long Time Sleeping, Hall, Stone and Deroche. Kaylem leaves behind many friends that he grew up with and met throughout his life who he cared for and always checked on.

Kaylem was predeceased by his grandma Bonnie Wolfleg, uncles Francis and William Wolfleg, great grandparents ‘Ghasii’ Alice and Kenneth Big Snake, great-grandfather ‘Old Papa’ Mark Wolfleg Sr. , great aunt Debbie Spotted One, auntie Allie Big Snake. Wake Services will be held at the residence of Francis (Butch) Wolfleg on Monday, December 26, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. for Family and 6:00 p.m. for Friends. Funeral Services will be held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Siksika Nation on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 11:00 a.m with Roger Nellson officiating. The family thanks Kaylem’s friends and the Siksika Nation community for your support and condolences during this time.

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Wake Service
December 26, 2022

6:00 PM
At Home
Siksika, AB T0J 3W0

Funeral Service
December 27, 2022

11:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church


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