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Skye Tavis Buck, born in Edmonton December 11, 1981; Courtney Elizabeth Buck (nee Dekelver) born in Kamloops April 27, 1982; and Baby Boy Buck, due in late January 2013 died suddenly on December 9, 2012.

Skye and Courtney were high school sweethearts and graduated from Clearwater Secondary School one year apart. They went on to graduate from Thompson Rivers University before returning to Clearwater to start their teaching careers.

Skye and Courtney loved to travel and they accomplished this by working on cruise ships during school breaks. They visited the Caribbean, the seas around Australia and New Zealand, Thailand, Alaska, and the Baltic Sea but their favourite destination was the Mediterranean, to which they travelled several times.

They were both accomplished athletes and made sports a central focus in their lives. While both participated in many different sports, Skye excelled in basketball and volleyball while Courtney excelled in softball and loved to rollerblade.

As young adults, both Skye and Courtney came to know Christ. They loved Him and strived to live their life in a manner that honoured Him. They were overjoyed when they found that they were expecting a baby boy in late January 2013.

This loving couple will be missed dearly by family and friends. Skye and Courtney are survived by Rick and Cathy Dekelver (Courtney's parents), Brent and Tracy Buck (Skye's parents), Rachel (Courtney's sister) and Jim Biagoni, Chris Dekelver (Courtney's brother), Wynter (Skye's sister) and Chris Oakes, and their nieces and nephews: Natalia, Billy and Katie Biagoni, Storm Buck and Symphony Oakes, and numerous extended family members.

Their Memorial Service will be on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Clearwater Secondary School gymnasium with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the Buck and Dekelver families suggest donations to the TRU Foundation, dedicated to the Skye and Courtney Buck Memorial Award. Please mail cheques to: TRU Foundation, 900 McGill Rd, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 0C8 or submit online at tru.ca/makeagift.

Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, 250-674-3030


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