Duncan Metoyer

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  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
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Anchorage resident Duncan Yvan Metoyer, 33, died Feb. 17, 2007, at home with family members present after a 15-year battle with cancer.
A funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Muldoon Road Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. The Rev. Frank Taylor will officiate. Pallbearers will be Capt. Jude Metoyer, Michael Wade, Rory Reynolds, George Desmangles, Keith Mathews and David Grant. Honorary pallbearers will be Duncan Metoyer II, Desmond Harper, Aaron Harper, Jason Demmings, Derek Grandberry-Williams, Fred O. Anderson III and Kareem Mathews. A repast will follow.
Duncan was born Oct. 14, 1973, at Elmendorf Air Force Base, to Selina Duncan Metoyer and the late John Ivan Metoyer.
He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1993 and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Duncan loved hockey and basketball. He played hockey for the Anchorage Hockey Association North Stars, Alaska All Stars, Boys and Girls Club, Clark Junior High School and Junior Fall League. During his teens, he refereed for the Anchorage Hockey Officials Association.
Duncan was a member of the North Stars when they won the Alaska State Hockey Bantam championship. He continued to play basketball with his friends after his leg was amputated. He played for Challenge Alaska's Alaska Icers sled hockey team. They won the silver medal in the intermediate division at the inaugural Western Canada Sledge Hockey Tournament in Spruce Grove, Alberta, in 2005.
His family said: "Duncan was devoted to his family and friends. He was a very loving and generous person. He was loved by most everyone he met. He had committed his life to God and was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church."
Survivors are his children, ShaeLisa and Duncan II; fiancee, Crystel Anderson; mother, Selina Metoyer, all of Anchorage; sisters, Maxie Metoyer of Anchorage and Sherry Hines (William) of Natchitoches, La.; brother, Capt. Jude Metoyer (Darlene) of Fort Belvoir, Va.; grandmother, Nora Lee Metoyer of Natchitoches; nephews, Desmond and Aaron Harper of Anchorage; nieces, TeShawn and D'Auna Anderson-Johnson of Anchorage; uncles, Gregory Metoyer of San Dimas, Calif., the Rev. Otto Duncan, and Benjamin Duncan (Jacqueline) of New Orleans; aunts, Rogerwene Washington (William) of New Orleans, Rosalee Pichon of Mesa, Ariz., Delores Beaudoin of Shreveport, La., Esther Patterson (Arthur) of Orange County, La., Marie and La Cour (Roy) of Natchitoches, Rogerwene McKinney of San Francisco; fiancee's parents, Fred Anderson (Cassandra) and Rosemary Eaton (Cliff) of Anchorage; and many cousins, friends, and the pastor and membership of Solid Rock Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Ivan Metoyer; grandparents, Otto and Maxie Duncan; grandfather, John Taylor Metoyer; and uncle, James Edward Metoyer.
Duncan requested no flowers. Donations may be made to Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, account 91775, to benefit his children; or memorial donations can be sent to Providence Hospice, 3435 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage 99507; or Ronald McDonald House, 4403 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119. Include Duncan's name and your return address for acknowledgment.
Condolences may be mailed to P.O. Box 210603, Anchorage 99521.
Arrangements were by Walker Funeral Home.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Feb. 23, 2007