Nyatuoy Met

Obituary of Nyatuoy Buom Met

June 6, 2002 – November 8, 2023


Nyatuoy Buom Met of Calgary, AB, passed away mysteriously on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, at the age of 21 years.


Nyatuoy was born in Fugnido Refugee Camp, Gambella, Ethiopia on June 6, 2002. She was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church. She was the eldest child in the family of six. Her family immigrated to Canada on May 13, 2003, when Nyatuoy was eleven months old.


Nyatuoy was a gift to the world, and on November 8, 2023, that gift was forever lost. Nyatuoy was talented and planned to have a career in the healthcare sector. She wanted to study a nursing program at Lethbridge University and become a nurse to help and care for people in need. She could have had a transformative and healing effect on countless children, women, and men. She would have left a beautiful legacy for future generations.


Nyatuoy was inspirational and had a transformative and healing effect on her friends and family members. Her passing is a profound loss to everyone, and she will dearly be missed. Nyatuoy died mysteriously. She was found unresponsive in a home. She was rushed to hospital but pronounced deceased upon arrival. Nyatuoy's passing was both shocking and saddening.


The cause of her death is under investigation by the Calgary Police Services (CPS)’s Homicide Unit. Nyatuoy was loving and caring, as a family, we have lost a loving, kind-hearted, and humble human being. Her passing has left a big hole in our hearts and inside us.


Nyatuoy’s parents are members of the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, living in Alberta. They immigrated to Canada to seek new opportunities and to build a better life for themselves and their children.


Regarding Nyatuoy’s schooling, she went to St. Bernadette Elementary School in Calgary and passionate in sports and music. Her favourite sport activities such as volleyball and basketball. She played both volleyball throughout her elementary school and junior high school. Nyatuoy went to St. Augustine Fine Arts for School High in Calgary where she joined high-performing sports including the basketball


With basketball being Nyatuoy’s all-time favorite sport, she was nicknamed “ANGEL '' with number six jersey. The number six jersey meant a lot to Nyatuoy; it correlated with her birth on June 6, 2002.  With Nyatuoy’s strong passion for basketball, she made the Junior Girls team in Grades seven to nine and the Senior Girls Angela from Grades ten to twelve. She began to build a high interest in playing basketball with her classmates. She then took advice from her older cousin Diew Moses, who played basketball at a higher professional level in high school, and in college.


Nyatuoy loved music too. Her favorite artist was TUPAC Shakur because PAC sang about life struggles. Besides the fact that she wanted to become a nurse to care and help people, she wanted to be an artist as well. Nyatuoy has an amazing voice and influenced her younger brother, Lam Buom Met (13) to love Michael Jackson’s songs and dancing style as she had always played her favourite songs around the house.


Nyatuoy transferred in high school to St. Mary’s High School and completed her studies there. After graduation, Nyatuoy took a year before applying for nursing program at the University of Lethbridge, but the Covid-19 pandemic struck, so she was unable to finish her program.


Nyatuoy loved the outdoors and nature. She enjoyed visiting British Columbia and Banff National Park in Alberta. Nyatuoy loved to write too and considered herself a writer and poet in own right. She composed poems and wrote about her favourite activities.


Nyatuoy Met is survived by her lovely parents, Daniel Met and Angelina Matiek, brothers and sisters (Wedial, Lam, Chol, Nyabuor, Nyatuoy’s half-sister, Mayombe (Nyakhan) Dustin Erickson, half-brother, Marcus Dustin Erickson, Nyatuoy Met’s stepbrothers and stepsister, Thiep, Maker & Nyakuoth). Also, Nyatuoy’s parents came from large extended families.


Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis & Holloway (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Prayers will be presided over by Rev. Dominic of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and Pastor Joseph Nhial of South Sudanese will assist.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (1525 45 Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Forest Lawn Community Association (Upstairs, 4020 26th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB).


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Nyatuoy’s family here.


In the living memory of Nyatuoy Met, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Eastside. 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2A 3V9, and Telephone: 403-248-8585.







Prayer Service

5:00 pm
Friday, December 8, 2023
McInnis & Holloway Eastside
5388 Memorial Dr NE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 248-8585

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Holy Trinity Church
1525 45 St SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 272-1258

Graveside Service

Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery.


Reception to follow at the Forest Lawn Community Association (Upstairs, 4020 26th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB).
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