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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Clearwater - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

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Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016, at 11:22 p.m.

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 take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Clearwater Secondary Schooll. 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: Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030.

Krzemien, Pauline
Feb 9, 1917 - Dec 5, 2012

With great sadness on December 5th, 2012, Pauline Audrey Krzemien of Barriere, B.C. passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in Royal Inland Hospital. Born in Revelstoke, B.C. on February 9, 1917, people knew her there as Dolly. Mom was a sweet, loving, caring woman, with a beautiful heart and soul. She loved gardening, her flowers and making crafts, collecting and was a great cook and baker! Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Kaz in 1993 and has 2 surviving children: Me (William) and Darlene. Mom also has 7 other loving, surviving children from her first marriage to the late Frank Basile: John, Vincent, Albert, Marion, Janice, Eddy and Larry. Mom was predeceased by her first child Brenda in 1952. Mom was also predeceased her mother, Frances Belinski, father, John Belinski...brothers, Joe, Toby and Bill....and sisters, Kaye and Clara. She is also survived by numerous, grandchildren, great grandchildren nieces and nephews. I (we) love you our sweet angel. God Bless your beautiful soul in'll be sadly missed! In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charities of your choice.

A memorial graveside service for Pauline will be held at Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, B.C. on Thursday, December 13, 2012, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Father Donal O’Reilly to officiate. The service may be viewed online starting at 6:00 p.m., and condolences sent to the family, by visiting Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, 250-674-3030.

Heywood, Edith
Oct 18, 1920 - Dec 3, 2012

Edith passed away very peacefully at Home, on 3 Dec 2012 at the age of 92.

Edith is survived by her four children – Floyd Haller (Jean) and family, Mary Stewart and family, Rose Traub and family, and Margaret Emery (Chuck) and family. Edith leaves behind many, many Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren, and extremely large extended family.

Edith spent many years growing up on a farm in the Heffley Lake area before moving to Kamloops. There she met Albert Heywood and within the coming year moved on to his homestead in Clearwater.

Edith worked as a custodian for our local school board for many years, and as a cook in later years at Dutch Lake Resort here in Clearwater. She volunteered for many organizations such as the Girl Guides, an active member in forming the Co-op, the then North Thompson Credit Union, The Yellowhead Ecological Society, The Hospital Auxiliary, 4-H, The Clothes Company to name a few. Edith was a very active participant in the Logging shows around the valley collecting many trophies.

Edith was the rock and the foundation of our family. She loved us all no matter of our thoughts or action, rain or shine. When you remove a rock you leave a large hole. Ever Greatful for her counsel and her love she will be terribly missed.

The family would like to thank all of the great friends, family and Health Care Workers that assisted us in Mom’s care.

Butcher, Jay
Jul 25, 1940 - Nov 30, 2012

Jay Edmond Butcher of Barriere, British Columbia passed away suddenly at his home on November 30, 2012. He was seventy two years of age. Jay was born in Carthage, Missouri, USA, to parents Jay Gibson Butcher and Helen Kathleen Butcher (nee Gibson). Jay was predeceased by his mother and father. Jay is survived by his loving wife Cathy, and children Leslie (Don), Joe, Liz, Alex, Jay, Joel (Treena), Melanie (Andrew), many grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Jay attended college after high school. He was also a valued member of the Kamloops Gun Club, North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society, and BCWF. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper. His entrepreneurial spirit led him into several different ventures, with him finally retiring a few years ago.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Barriere Lions Club, 350 Borthwick, Barriere, BC. Refreshments to follow. The family requests donations in memory of Jay E. Butcher may be made to the North Thompson Fish and Game Club Society, Box 251, Barriere, BC, V0E 1E0.

Kotter, Werner
Dec 2, 1932 - Nov 23, 2012

On the evening of November 23, 2012, at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, Clearwater, BC, Werner passed on after losing his fight with cancer. He was 79 years young. Born in Kamp-Lintfort, Germany on December 2, 1932, Werner is survived by his two sons, Nicholas Friedrich Koetter and Dirk Erich Koetter, and his extended family through marriage and heart, Maria, Christoph, Thomas and Heidi, along with Marnie and Melanie. If you hear a train whistle or a peacock, please think of Werner. Memorial Services were held at St. James Catholic Church, Clearwater, BC on Thursday, November 29, 2012, with Father Donal O’Reilly officiating. The service can be seen on line at Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, BC, 250-674-3030.

Pelton, Fern
Feb 17, 1938 - Nov 19, 2012

Fern Pelton was born in Edmonton, Alberta on February 17, 1938. She passed away on November 19, 2012 at the Bonnyville Health Centre due to illness. Fern is survived by her children, Geraldine (William) Tiller of Glendon, Alberta, Dale (Theresa) Pelton of Clearwater, British Columbia and Cindy (Jerry) Makaruk of Glendon, Alberta, her eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, and by her sister, Doreen Hobson, of Ladysmith, British Columbia. Fern was predeceased by her husband and friend always, Michael Pelton, her parents Ferdinand and Wanda Schultz, sister Audrey Madden, and a few nieces and nephews.

Fern loved the fact that she and a couple of friends purchased Dinny’s Convenient Store in Drumheller, Alberta, and retired doing that job. Fern’s favourite hobbies included scrabble, puzzles, BBQs and wagon rides.

A Memorial Service was held for Fern Pelton in the Conference Room at the Wells Gray Inn, Clearwater, BC on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Mr. Lloyd Strickland officiated. Interment followed immediately at Riverview Cemetery, Clearwater, BC.

Schulte, Mathias Mat
Dec 24, 1933 - Nov 10, 2012

Mat Schulte was born on December 24, 1933, and taken from us suddenly, on November 10, 2012, at 78 years of age. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 52 years, Betty (Elizabeth), sons Leigh (Carol) and Gerald (Lisa), daughter Holly (Troy), and by his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mat was born and raised on a farm near Marysburg, Saskatchewan. He moved to Clearwater where he met and married Betty. They moved their family to Squamish, BC, where he spent 28 years working in the logging industry. Mat will be greatly missed and remembered by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held in Blackpool Hall, Blackpool BC, on Saturday November 17, 2012 at 1 pm. The service can be seen on-line at, and condolences to the family may be directed to the website as well. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clearwater and District Hospice Society, 257D Glen Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2.

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