The following is a transcription of the Gilpin Cemetery (No. 1) located in Gilpin, British Columbia. Land location: District Lot 2733, Group 1, Similkameen Division, Yale District Plan 6174A, Except Part Known As RW Of The VV and E Railway. Latitude: 49° 00.472. Longitude: 118° 19.047. Transcribed by Lawrna S. Myers with Katie Slastukin, Joe Kazakoff, Vera Dutoff and John Reibin in September 2001. Updated in April 2005 .
View of the cemetery from the west edge facing east.
Gilpin Cemetery (No. 1) was established in 1937 by Sons of Freedom Doukhobors to serve the community of Gilpin. It is in active use. It is privately owned by the Crown and is leased to the community.
The cemetery is approximately a tenth of an acre in size and is unenclosed. It is somewhat overgrown. The cemetery contains approximately 98 interments in a single section comprised of twelve rows facing east-west. The majority of graves (90) have no marker other than funeral home tags. Many of the mounds are still clearly visible. We have used death registrations and oral tradition to identify 42 unmarked graves. The remaining unmarked graves are unidentified. With respect to graves with markers, the markers are typically plain concrete or wooden upright headstones or flat markers set flush to the ground. The majority of markers, however, Click here for an online cemetery map.
To access the cemetery, travel on Gilpin Road in Gilpin, British Columbia. After coming to the three-way fork, take the right road and continue (across the railway tracks) for approximately 20 m (21.8 yards). At the next fork, take the right road leading towards the mountain and continue for approximately .5 km (.3 mile). At the next fork, take the left road leading straight up the mountain and continue for approximately 1 km (.6 mile). The cemetery is on right side of the road allowance. Note that a four-wheel drive vehicle is required.
|Surname||Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Comments|
|Boyoff||Fred||–||May 20, 1949||No Marker|
|Chernoff||Paul D.||Jun. 1891||Apr. 17, 1962|
|Dutoff||Alexander||1894||Oct. 27, 1968||No Marker|
|Dutoff||Polly||Jan. 10, 1886||Nov. 29, 1980||No Marker|
|Fedosoff||George||–||Jun. 24, 1950||No Marker|
|Kazakoff||Karl||Aug. 1885||Jun. 16, 1970||No Marker|
|Kazakoff||Nastya||Nov. 1884||Aug. 4, 1977||No Marker|
|Lebedoff||Walter||Aug. 13, 1930||Jul. 10, 1983||No Marker|
|Markin||George G.||Jun. 22, 1933||Aug. 24, 1977||No Marker|
|Novochonoff||Tiny||1891||Nov. 13, 1955||No Marker|
|Novokshonoff||William M.||Dec. 1893||Nov. 19, 1959||No Marker|
|Popoff||Hannah (Helen)||Jun. 1, 1890||Mar. 3, 1963|
|Popoff||Sam J.||–||Aug. 25, 1951||Wooden board|
|Savinkoff||Lucy W.||Apr. 5, 1915||May 12, 1977||No Marker|
|Savinkoff||Molly||Apr. 30, 1879||Apr. 14, 1975||No Marker|
|Savinkoff||William (Bill)||Jul. 25, 1915||Jan. 1, 1976||No Marker|
|Stoopnikoff||Nick||Dec. 1868||Dec. 30, 1955||No Marker|
|Stroloff||Pete||Jul. 18, 1909||Nov. 11, 1995|
|Swetlishoff||Fred||Mar. 1905||Apr. 24, 1961||No Marker|
|Tamilin||Mary||1911||Mar. 30, 1948||No Marker|
|Tomilin||Anastasia||Aug. 1888||Jan. 19, 1976||No Marker|
|Tomilin||Cecil S.||Mar. 23, 1914||Dec. 1, 1978||No Marker|
|Tomilin||Savely||Nov. 18, 1888||Sep. 20, 1975||No Marker|
View of the north-west corner of the cemetery.
Various sources of data have been used in compiling this information including: marker transcriptions, oral tradition and death registrations. This is a work in progress. If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to Gilpin Cemetery (No. 1), please contact: Lawrna S. Myers.