Reese Wilby is the recipient of the 2021 Redman Family Memorial bursary. (Holly Louwerse Photography)

Reese Wilby is the recipient of the 2021 Redman Family Memorial bursary. (Holly Louwerse Photography)

Clearwater Secondary graduate Reese Wilby recipient of Redman Familiy Memorial Bursary

The North Thompson Communities Foundation has awarded the Redman Family Memorial Bursary to Clearwater Secondary School 2021 graduate Reese Wilby, to help her further her studies as she “works towards the fulfillment of her dreams.”

Wilby is attending the University of Alberta in Edmonton and is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree, where her studies will take her into the medical field.

“We are very pleased to be able to help her do this by providing her with some additional financial assistance,” reads a press release from the NTCF.

A bursary was set up in honour of Bill and Mary Redman to assist a graduating student from CSS as they pursue higher education.

Originally from Swan River, Man., Bill and Mary moved to Clearwater with their four children. They were very active in the community, putting on twice-a-week movies at the Clearwater hall, making ice for the community skating rink and taking over the contract for janitorial services at the hall.

They enjoyed gardening, carpet bowling, curling and were a couple of chatterboxes, sparking conversations whenever they could.

Bill died in Clearwater at 83 years old in 2005, and Mary passed away at 92 years old in 2017. Their children live in Clearwater and throughout B.C. and Alberta.

Their son Errol Redman approached the NTCF to create a bursary to honour his parents. The NTCF was “delighted to work out the details and manage this amazing gift.”

If you would like more information about setting up a legacy for your own family, contact Cheryl Thomas at 250-674-3260.

For more information about the Redman memorial or other bursaries or about the NTCF, visit

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