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Riverhill (Spasovka) Cemetery - Blaine Lake District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of Riverhill (Spasovka) Cemetery located 12 miles east of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake No. 434. Land location: RL 8-45-5 West of Third. Latitude: 5247.482. Longitude: 10640.895. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on July 27, 2006.  Updated on January 28, 2008.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the northwest facing southeast.

 

Historical Background

 

Spasovka Cemetery was established in 1916 by the Doukhobors living in the vicinity of the former Spasovka village near Blaine Lake. Located in the Riverhill School District No. 2586 (1910-1959), it also came to be known as Riverhill Cemetery. The cemetery still in active use.  It is privately owned and is maintained by a cemetery committee. The cemetery is in good condition.

 

Layout

 

The cemetery is one acre in size and is enclosed by a wire fence. There is an iron gate on the north side. The cemetery contains approximately 120 interments in two sections (east section and west section) comprised of eleven rows facing east-west. Approximately 31 of the graves have no marker and the mounds have been levelled. I have used the cemetery records to identify 29 of these. The rest remain unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain slate, marble or concrete upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. Click here for an online cemetery map.

 

Driving Directions

 

To access the cemetery, travel east from the Town of Blaine Lake on Township Road No. 445 for 10 miles (16.1 km). Then turn north on Range Road No. 3052 and continue for 2 miles (3.2 km). The cemetery is located at the southeast corner of the junction of Range Road No. 3052 and Township Road No. 431. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


 

Transcription

 

Surname

 

Name

 

Birth Date

 

Death Date

 

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abrosimoff   Annie   1898   1985    
Abrosimoff   Ignat   1893   1985    
Abrosimoff   John I.   Sep. 19, 1922   Apr. 29, 1976    
Abrosimoff   John J.   1866   1941    
Abrosimoff   Mike   Apr. 13, 1919   Feb. 20, 2001    
Abrosimoff   Tania   1866   1940    

Androsoff

 

Elsie

 

Apr. 8, 1917

 

Aug. 10, 2002

 

Wife of Fred

Androsoff   Fred J.   1911   1965    
Androsoff   Louise   Apr. 12, 1941   Apr. 14, 1941    
                 
Berekoff   Fedya   -   -   Child - No Marker

Berekoff

 

Mary

 

Jun. 3, 1883

 

Aug. 11, 1973

 

 

Berekoff   Molly   -   -   Child - No Marker
Berekoff   Nickoli W.   1880   1932    

Bruyn

 

Peter D.

 

1926

 

1949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choppe   Mefody   -   -   No Marker

Conkin

 

Jackie P.

 

Apr. 12, 1940

 

May 10, 1940

 

 

Conkin

 

Polly A.

 

1888

 

Feb. 4, 1957

 

Wife of Fred - Nee Demoskoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demoskoff   Alexei   -   -   No Marker
Demoskoff   Anna   -   -   Wife of Sam - No Marker
Demoskoff   Nastia   1900   1923   Wife of Alexei
Demoskoff   Sam   -   1929   No Marker

Derkachenko

 

Alex

 

1892

 

1957

 

 

Derkachenko

 

Anicia

 

1905

 

1970

 

Wife of Alex - Nee Chorzempa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaidaichuk

 

Kiril

 

1890

 

1959

 

Itinerant worker from Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haday   Alex   Apr. 28, 1926   Sep. 2, 1926    
Haday   Onufrey A.   1892   1967    

Hromick

 

Peter (Sr.)

 

Jun. 1890

 

Aug. 28, 1957

 

 

Hromick

 

Peter (Jr.)

 

Oct. 26, 1925

 

-

 

Vacant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kabaroff   Anna   Dec. 25, 1900   May 17, 1929   Wife of Bill - Nee Popoff
Kabaroff   Fred S.   1904   1967    
Kabaroff   Harvey J.   1949   1979    
Kabaroff   Kenneth W.   1944   1948   Child of Nick & Lida
Kabaroff   Lida   1919   -   Wife of Nick - Nee Podovelnikoff - Vacant
Kabaroff   Malasha   1876   1941   Wife of Sam - Nee Strelioff
Kabaroff   Nick W.   1919   2001    
Kabaroff   Peter S.   1912   1967    
Kabaroff   Sam   1872   1935    

Konkin

 

Andrew W.

 

1879

 

1961

 

 

Konkin   Anna   -   -   No Marker

Konkin

 

Annie N.

 

1867

 

1948

 

Wife of Nick

Konkin

 

Fred

 

Dec. 15, 1887

 

Jul. 16, 1978

 

 

Konkin   George J.   1918   1925    
Konkin   George W.   1883   1963    
Konkin   George W.   1865   1946    
Konkin   Grunia W.   1900   1984   Wife of Kuzma - Nee Makaroff
Konkin   Hannah   -   -   No Marker
Konkin   Harry   Sep. 1, 1923   Aug. 23, 2005    
Konkin   John W.   1884   1952    

Konkin

 

Kuzma M.

 

1892

 

1945

 

 

Konkin   Laura J.   1915   1917    
Konkin   Lucy N.   -   -   Wife of Andrew - Nee Stupnikoff - No Marker
Konkin   Mary A.W.   1923   1923   Daughter of Tania
Konkin   Mary J.   1885   1974    
Konkin   Mike S.   Oct. 27, 1919   Sep. 12, 1999    
Konkin   Nick W.   1861   1951    

Konkin

 

Pete W.

 

1892

 

1956

 

 

Konkin   Polly   1865   1937   Wife of George - Nee Chutskoff
Konkin   Samuel G.   1886   1931    
Konkin   Tania J.   1881   1923   Wife of Andrew - Nee Stupnikoff
Konkin   Wasyl W.   1862   -   No Marker

Konkin

 

William A.W.

 

1911

 

1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laplante   Frances   1923   1988    
                 
Makaroff   baby   -   -   No Marker
Makaroff   Fred W.   Jun. 5, 1908   Aug. 29, 1975    

Makaroff

 

Masha

 

1879

 

1952

 

Wife of Wasyl

Makaroff   Nick   -   -   No Marker
Makaroff   Wasyl   1882   1955    
Maloff   Agatha   Aug. 15, 1900   Nov. 21, 1981    
Maloff   Bill   -   -   No Marker
Maloff   Masha   -   -   No Marker
Maloff   Nick P.   May 1892   Dec. 5, 1966    

Maloff

 

Peter

 

1856

 

1953

 

 

Metelsky   Mike   -   -  

Itinerant worker from Russia - No Marker

                 
Obchansky   baby   -   -   Child of Alex & Mary - No Marker
Obchansky   baby   -   -   Child of Alex & Mary - No Marker
Obchansky   baby boy   -   -   No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pepin   Hanya   -   -   Child - No Marker

Perehudoff

 

baby

 

May 11, 1943

 

May 11, 1943

 

Child of Fred & Olga

Perehudoff

 

Fedya

 

1860

 

1948

 

 

Perehudoff

 

Fred J.

 

1905

 

1989

 

 

Perehudoff   Jake F.   1885   1975    
Perehudoff   John J.   May 1, 1913   Aug. 26, 1929    
Perehudoff   Johnny   1930   1981    

Perehudoff

 

Martha

 

1885

 

1956

 

Wife of Jake - Nee Dargin (Popoff)

Perehudoff   Olga   1911   1989   Wife of Fred - Nee Makaroff
Perehudoff   Onya   1860   1936   Wife of Fedya - Nee Kabaroff
Perehudoff   Sam   1904   1968    
Podovelnikoff   Agatha   Feb. 1885   Jun. 1971   Wife of John
Podovelnikoff   Agatha J.   -   -   Child of John & Agatha - No Marker
Podovelnikoff   Fedya   -   1927   No Marker
Podovelnikoff   John   1885   1928    
Podovelnikoff   Vera J.   -   -   Child of John & Agatha - No Marker

Postnikoff

 

Alex S.

 

1886

 

1956

 

 

Postnikoff

 

Dasha

 

1888

 

1978

 

Wife of Alex - Nee Perehudoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savenkoff

 

Emma

 

1922

 

1953

 

Wife of John

Savenkoff   Irene   -   -   Vacant
Savenkoff   John   1914   2001    

Shamborski

 

Sam

 

1905

 

1946

 

Itinerant worker from Russia

Shandro   John   1889   1966    
Sherstobitoff   George (Sr.)   -   -   No Marker
Sherstobitoff   George (Jr.)   -   -   No Marker
Sherstobitoff   Grigory A.   1846   Mar. 12, 1932   Died - age 86 years
Sherstobitoff   Hrisha   1883   Oct. 30, 1926    
Sherstobitoff   Nick S.   1925   1953    

Sherstobitoff

 

Semion

 

Dec. 24, 1884

 

Oct. 29, 1944

 

 

Sowpel   John   1905   1974    
Strelioff   Tanya   -   -   No Marker
Stupnikoff   Fred   -   -   Child - No Marker

Stupnikoff

 

Hanya

 

1886

 

1983

 

Wife of Maxim - Nee Sokorokoff

Stupnikoff   John   -   -   No Marker

Stupnikoff

 

Maxim N.

 

1889

 

1966

 

 

Stupnikoff   Mike   -   -   Child - No Marker
Stupnikoff   Sam J.   Jun. 15, 1885   Mar. 2, 1973    

Stupnikoff

 

Steve

 

1869

 

1942

 

 

Stupnikoff

 

Tinny

 

1886

 

1960

 

Wife of Sam

Stupnikoff   Tunia   1869   1927   Wife of Steve

Stupnikoff

 

Victor L.

 

1936

 

Sep. 28, 1936

 

 

                 
Vlasenko   Miron   -   -  

Itinerant worker from Russia - No Marker

 


 

View of the cemetery gates from the north facing south.

 

Commemorative armillary (sundial) erected at the cemetery in 2003.

 
Commemorative plaque on armillary (sundial).

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including cemetery records, marker transcriptions and oral tradition. Special thanks to Maurice Postnikoff for assisting in identifying the interments. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Riverhill (Spasovka) Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.