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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: 5153.319. Longitude: 10145.020. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff with Fred Petroff and George Negrave on September 2, 2006.



View of the cemetery from the west facing east.


Historical Background


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.


Driving Directions


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.







Birth Date


Death Date












Berikoff   Anna M.   1859   Jul. 16, 1943   Nee Shapkin - No Marker
Berikoff   baby   Jun. 9, 1943   Jun. 9, 1943   Child of Andrew & Polly - No Marker
Berikoff   Freddie A.   Sep. 17, 1948   Feb. 4, 1949   Child of Andrew & Polly - No Marker
Berikoff   Kirill W.   1863   Oct. 25, 1917    



Fanny M.


Apr. 21, 1926


May 24, 1926


Child of Mike & Annie - No Marker

Chernenkoff   George G.   1861   Feb. 3, 1932   No Marker










Ostoforoff   Mike J.   1864   Oct. 26, 1932   No Marker
Ostoforoff   Peter G.   Feb. 9, 1932   Feb. 9, 1932   Child of George & Anna - No Marker



Annie A.


Apr. 1878


May 22, 1933


Nee Popoff - No Marker

Popoff   John W.   1879   Dec. 2, 1942   No Marker
Popoff   Pearl S.   Aug. 5, 1928   May 29, 1930   Child of Sam & Mary - No Marker
Posnikoff   Lucy   1925   Jan. 30, 1926   No Marker


*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.



Another view of the cemetery from the south facing north.





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.