November 1, 1938 – April 30, 2008
Gladys was born in Thrums, B.C. on November 1, 1938 to parents Alec and Mary (Perepolkin) Baturin. She was the
second eldest of four children.
She lived in Thrums until she was five years old and then the family moved to Salmo in 1949; this is where Gladys received her schooling and spent most of her adolescence and early adult life.
During her working life, Gladys kept busy working in the kitchen of the Baker Sanatorium and working from home applying her skills as a hairdresser, both in Calgary and Nelson.
She married her childhood sweetheart Fred Esovoloff on November 12, 1966. Fred and Gladys lived in Nelson then Salmo for the first part of their marriage before moving to Brilliant. This is where she resided until her passing.
Gladys and Fred enjoyed 40 years of marriage and had two children, Rick and Linda.
Gladys enjoyed people, entertaining, and going on picnics. On many occasions friends would gather at Fred and Gladys’ for wiener roasts or to watch the fireworks for the Castlegar Sunfest
For many years, Gladys attended Al-Anon meetings and was a great example of a loyal, loving and dedicated wife, mother and friend.
On April 15, 2008, Gladys fell ill and was urgently rushed to the Vancouver General Hospital and courageously battled an ailment which she would not overcome. Gladys left us all and entered
God’s Heavenly Kingdom on April 30, 2008. She passed with both her children by her side.
Gladys is survived by her son Rick and fiance Christine, daughter and son-in-law Linda and Dale Schulli, 2 grandchildren Maxim and Davin, her three adopted children Andrea, Lucio and Mick,
older brother Gordon and wife Irene from Calgary, Alberta, younger brother Frank, younger sister Patsy, many cousins,
nieces, nephews and many close friends.
Gladys was predeceased by her parents and her loving husband.
May she rest in peace. We all miss her very much.