Skye, Courtney and Baby Boy Buck

Skye, Courtney, and Baby Boy Buck


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 raised in Clearwater and graduated from Clearwater Secondary School before attending Thompson Rivers University. They recently returned to Clearwater, bought a house and started their teaching careers.

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

Skye and Courtney both made sports a central focus in their lives as athletes throughout school and as coaches after. While both participated in many different sports, Skye excelled in basketball and volleyball and Courtney excelled in softball and loved to rollerblade.

As young adults, Skye and Courtney came to know Christ. They loved Him and strived to live their life in a manner that honoured Him. They treated everyone with love and kindness and drew around them a large number of friends from all over the world. They deeply loved their family and friends and it showed.

Skye and Courtney were high school sweethearts and developed strong roots in Clearwater very early in their lives. They had been all over the world and seen many beautiful places but always had the need to be close to family and friends. When it was time to settle down, they felt the need to return to Clearwater to create a home and start a family. They were overjoyed when they found that they were expecting a baby boy in late January 2013 and had been making plans and preparing ever since.

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.

Courtney was predeceased by Kathleen Chew (grandmother), Emile Dekelver, (grandfather), Diane Leighton (aunt), George Dekelver (uncle) and Justin Frye (cousin).

Skye was predeceased by Ed Buck (grandfather), John Holland (grandfather), and Mark Holland (uncle).

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Donations can be made to the TRU Foundation, dedicated to the Skye and Courtney Buck Memorial Award. Please mail cheques to: TRU Foundation, 900 McGill Rd, Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8; or submit online at: tru.ca/makeagift. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030.