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Trinity (Troitskoe) Cemetery - Blaine Lake District, Saskatchewan

 

The following is a transcription of Trinity Doukhobor Cemetery located 7 miles southwest of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake No. 434. Land location: SW 2-44-7 West of Third. Latitude: 5245.693. Longitude: 10655.410. Transcribed by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff on July 27, 2006. 

 


 

View of the cemetery from the southwest facing northeast.

 

Historical Background

 

Troitskoye Cemetery, as it was originally known, was established in 1899 by the Doukhobors of Troitskoye village near Blaine Lake. Following the abandonment of the village in 1917, the cemetery continued to be used by Doukhobors living in the Trinity School District No. 2404 (1909-1960). For this reason, it came to be known as Trinity Cemetery. It is still in active use today.  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 west side. The cemetery contains approximately 80 interments in a single section comprised of six rows facing east-west. Approximately half the graves (40) have no marker, however, many of the mounds are still clearly visible. These 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 south from the Town of Blaine Lake on Highway No. 12 for 7 miles (11.3 km). Turn west on Township Road No. 434 and continue for 2 miles (3.2 km). Then turn north on Range Road No. 3072 and continue for 2 1/4 miles (3.6 km). The cemetery is on the east side of the road allowance. This cemetery is on private property and permission to access should be obtained by the owners.

 


 

Transcription

 

Surname

 

Name

 

Birth Date

 

Death Date

 

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babchuk

 

Stella

 

1909

 

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chernoff

 

Dasha

 

1876

 

1951

 

Wife of George

Chernoff

 

George M.

 

1874

 

1965

 

 

Chernoff   Misha   1829   Apr. 25, 1927   No Marker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kulick

 

Bill (Wasyl)

 

1885

 

1956

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamers

 

Mary Elaine

 

Nov. 14, 1917

 

Aug. 15, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nichwolodoff

 

Alexey J.

 

1879

 

1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Papove

 

Matvay F.

 

1866

 

1946

 

 

Papove   Parania   1836   1917    
Popoff   Anastasia   1893   1971    
Popoff   Anastasia N.   1872   Jan. 14, 1957    
Popoff   Arthur   May 18, 1936   Sep. 18, 1936   No Marker
Popoff   Emma S.   1902   1989   Nee Kalesnikoff
Popoff   Fred W.   Jun. 29, 1893   May 31, 1961    
Popoff*   F.W.   Oct. 1, 1863   Aug. 10, 1935    

Popoff

 

George W.

 

1878

 

Dec. 1962

 

 

Popoff

 

Harry M.

 

Apr. 12, 1900

 

Apr. 15, 1953

 

 

Popoff   Helen   1912   1992   Wife of William - Nee Tkachuk
Popoff   Malanya   -   -   No Marker
Popoff   Masha   1873   Apr. 20, 1958   Wife of Michael - Nee Popoff
Popoff*   Michael V.   1875   Jan. 8, 1950    
Popoff   Mike G.   Apr. 27, 1901   Oct. 9, 1927    
Popoff   Nasta A.   1869   1954   Wife of Nick - Nee Vereschagin
Popoff   Nick F.   1862   1948    
Popoff   Nick F.   1921   1973    
Popoff   Parania   1881   May 1956   Wife of George
Popoff*   Pelagea   1871   1947    
Popoff   Sam J.   Mar. 2, 1895   1987    

Popoff

 

Walter H.

 

1927

 

1971

 

 

Popoff

 

William M.

 

Feb. 25, 1909

 

1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reban

 

Hanna N.

 

1891

 

1979

 

Wife of Peter - Nee Popoff

Reban

 

Peter A.

 

1891

 

1976

 

 

Riben   John P.   1914   1974    
Riben   William P.   1916   1964    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strelioff

 

Mary

 

1874

 

1950

 

Wife of Nick

Strelioff

 

Nick

 

1872

 

1949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vereshagin   Alexander T.   1914   1974    

Vereshagin

 

Polly F.

 

1889

 

1970

 

Wife of Timothy - Nee Popoff

Vereshagin

 

Timothy W.

 

1889

 

1968

 

 

Voikin

 

Nicholas M.

 

1877

 

Apr. 1918

 

 

 

*Translated from Russian.

 


 

View of the cemetery from the southeast facing northwest.

 


 

Notes

 

Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including marker transcriptions. I have photos of the headstones and would be happy to share them. Special thanks to Carrie E. Stevenson for assisting in identifying additional interments. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Trinity (Troitskoe) Cemetery, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.