Lyubomirnoye Cemetery - Arran District, Saskatchewan
The following is a transcription of the Lyubomirnoye Doukhobor Cemetery located 1 mile west of Arran, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Livingston No. 331. Land location: SE 2-34-31 West of First. Latitude: 51°53.319. Longitude: 101°45.020. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred Petroff and George Negrave on September 2, 2006.
Lyubomirnoye Cemetery was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Lyubomirnoye village near Arran. After the abandonment of the village in 1917, the cemetery continued to be used by local Doukhobors until the 1940's. It is no longer in active use and is badly overgrown. It is privately owned.
The cemetery is approximately one acre in size and is unenclosed. There is dense scrub and brush throughout. The cemetery contains approximately 30 interments in a single section comprised of three rows facing east-west. The vast majority of graves (29) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. I have used death certificates to identify ten of these. The remaining unmarked graves are unidentified. The single grave with a marker has a plain, upright slate headstone. Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel west from Arran on Highway No. 49 for 1 mile (1.6 km). Then turn north on the grid road. You will cross a railroad junction, after which, continue for approximately 1/4 mile (.5 km) until you reach a grid intersection. At the grid intersection, take the approach leading northwest to the abandoned farmyard. The cemetery is 1/2 mile (.8 km) northwest of the abandoned farmyard, across a pasture, in the northwest corner of the 1/4 section. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.
*Translated from Russian.
In addition, the following families resided in Lyubomirnoye village and may have members buried in Lyubomirnoye Cemetery: Berikoff, Chernenkoff, Chernoff, Dyachkoff, Kolesnikoff, Malakoff, Podovinnikoff, Popoff, Poznikoff, Saprikin, Shlakoff, Soukeroff.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions and death certificates. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Lyubomirnoye Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.