Our strong beloved brother, nephew, uncle, cousin was an avid cyclist who was tragically taken from us doing what he loved to do best. Darren will be remembered as a supportive, adventurous and loving spirit who lived with determination, always willing to help and give advice at a moment’s notice. Darren built the first Indigenous - owned courier company Nomad Express from the ground up. He travelled internationally to Thailand, India, China, Dominican Republic and Cuba.

Son of Gail Williams and Mitz Tanaka; Grandson of Harvey Williams (Moose Deer Point FN) and Ethel Jones (Cape Croker FN).

Darren is a direct descendant of Chief Tecumseh on our grandfather’s side. Our fearless mentor is devastatingly missed and will be in our hearts with respect, positivity and deep love. A family warrior Evening Spirit Man, was extremely proud of his brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and great - nephew and niece in the journey of life with him. We will carry him in our hearts, make him proud, as his spirit journey has begun – guiding his dear friends and family.

“Remember the good times with Darren and his crazy Williams humour and laughter! He was always there for us, we will be here for him and carry on what he has gifted us with!!”


My sincerest condolences to Darren's family...from a cycling friend who spent many hours riding with Darren. Much love.

-Andrew Filarski

Wishing Darren’s family and friends all the best. Rode courier with him in the nineties and road riding in the 2000’s. One of the classiest cyclists I have ever ridden with. Straight and strong. A beautiful man and spirit. Lots of love. Craig

-Craig Barnes

My sincere condolence, to my cousin Darren' s famliy. To his sisters and brothers, extended famly members as we grapple with the sudden loss that came so unexpected. RIP Dearest Darren, we will miss you,

-Elaine Cote

My deepest sympathies are with Darren’s family and community at this time. I am hoping the pain of this tragedy might subside quickly so that we can properly celebrate the life of such a genuine person. I will miss him dearly, and feel blessed to have known him, and to have shared some laughs along the way.

-Paul Simmons

Darren's laughter is still ringing in my head. He was a wonderful man who I was lucky to call a friend. My deepest condolences to the family.

-Sara VanderWal

As a long time client, our deepest condolences to Darren's family during this very difficult time.
- The Canadian National Exhibition staff team

-Canadian National Exhibition (CNE / the Ex)

I was very shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Darren's sudden passing. Darren had been my patient for many years and I was always so happy to see him at his dental checkups. I admired his entrepreneurial spirit in starting his courier company. His passion was his cycling which he was always so happy to chat about. I will miss Darren terribly and I share this sorrow with his family and all his friends.
Kerry Lim D.D.S.

-Dr. Kerry Lim

It is especially clear now since Darren has passed unexpectedly, just how stable, reliable, kind, funny, helpful and generous Darren was day to day. What a good influence he was and how he could aspire to something and attain it ..he will be missed and his influence will carry on. Deep condolences for his family.

-Amy Spring