Courtney Buck's body recovered from river
The body of Courtney Buck has been found.
The Clearwater teacher died, along with her husband, fellow teacher Skye Buck, when their vehicle left Highway 5 near Clearwater on Dec. 9 and plunged into the North Thompson River.
Skye's body was found earlier this week, in the vehicle.
Courtney's body was found on Friday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. in 12 feet of water about 400 metres from where the vehicle was found.
a memorial service for the Bucks will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. at Clearwater secondary, with the service being simulcast by video at the Henry Grube Education Centre in Kamloops.
The centre is located at the north end of Overlanders Bridge.
Meanwhile, Family and friends of the Bucks, who were both 30, plan to create a memorial award for the teachers who died in a car accident on Sunday, Dec. 9 near Clearwater.
Karen Gamarcy, development officer for the Thompson Rivers University Foundation, said the foundation was contacted to start the process to develop some sort of memorial for the pair.
Gamarcy said details will be worked out later but that it will be called the Skye and Courtney Buck Memorial Award.
"They were both alumni of TRU and close to the athletics department," Gamarcy said. "This is a wonderful way to remember someone."
The award, once established, will be part of an annual presentation at the university.
Often, Gamarcy said, family and friends who create memorial awards attend to meet with the recipient "and see something positive come from it."
Donations can be made by cheque made out to the foundation, noting the name of the memorial in the subject line, and sent to900 McGill Rd., through credit card by calling 250-828-5264 or online at tru.ca/makeagift.