Cyril Esovoloff

Cyril Esovoloff

July 16, 1953 – April 3, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Cyril Esovoloff announces his passing on April 3, 2019 from a sudden illness.

Cyril was born in Nelson, BC on July 16, 1953 to John and Polly Esovoloff. Cyril was raised in Salmo, BC and spent his entire life there. He loved his little town and would tell everyone he met that the Kootenays were the best place to live in the whole world.

Cyril was predeceased by his father John Esovoloff and his mother Polly (Denisoff) Esovoloff and his brothers John and Raymond. He is survived by his wife Lynda MacDonald, his daughter Jodie Lynne Esovoloff, his son Adam (Jillian) Esovoloff, his stepchildren Mark Anderson and Kelly (Lee) Seymour and his grandchildren Ethan Seymour, Lily Seymour and Quinn Luxton-Esovoloff. He is also survived by his brother Tim (Marie) Esovoloff.

Cyril belonged to the Salmo Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He became a member of the Dambusters Scuba Club and put in the hard work to become a rescue diver. He taught both his kids to fish and they have fond memories of spending time with their Dad on the various creeks in the area. He would also spend endless hours playing crib with his daughter Jodie. They had a friendly competition going for years.

Cyril worked for B A Benson Oil out of Trail, BC for seventeen years delivering fuel. He was employed at School District #8 out of Nelson for twenty years retiring officially in July 2018 when he turned 65. He was employed as a Custodian/Bus Driver but his favourite thing to do was drive all the kids on his school bus and get them to school safely. There are some young adults in Salmo who travelled on Cyril’s bus from Elementary school right through to High School. He really loved meeting up with them after they had graduated. They always took the time to talk to him.

In 2018 he proudly displayed his art work at the Heritage Hub in Salmo. A few years ago he flew an airplane with his son-in-law Lee. He adored Lee and always enjoyed spending time with him. He also built rockets and had fun firing them off with his grandson Ethan.

Cyril had a great work ethic and always did the best he possibly could and was proud of a job well done. He loved his family and also leaves behind several nieces and nephews who were always happy to see their “Uncle Cyril”. He was a unique individual who will be greatly missed.

There will be no service at Cyril’s request. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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